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STOKES SEEDS -1918
mr LARGE VEGETABLE GROWERS
Planning Ahead for 1918
SEED BUYING IN THE LIGHT OF EXPERIENCE
Stokes Seed farms Co.-Mgdkestown, n. J.
THE COLORS ARE FLYING HERE AT
For portentous events have occurred since last Good Friday and, although the task before us is a long,
hard one, we must see it through with a fine heart. The year has passed here with a satisfactory record
of accomplishment. Some of our men have joined the colors, others of us have been told officially to
keep at the business of seed production. Windermoor Farm has done well, better than ever before;
but only about five per cent of our supply can be grown here. The other ninety-five per cent is a dif-
ferent story. A severe European winter, a torrid California summer, early September frosts in Mich-
igan and Minnesota, the general shortage of labor, and the prevailing high market prices have affected
the world's seed supply more seriously than ever before. The demand is very heavy; the stock in hand
is very short, and it is held by growers at extremely high prices; therefore, the resulting increased cost
of seed and, in many cases, difficulty of obtaining it at any price.
Seedsmen and vegetable-growers are not being singled out for hardships. For every American
this war means new and difficult undertakings. Our "lives of mediocre endeavor" are no more, for
there is a war to be won, and food will win the war. Right here lies the great opportunity for every
vegetable-grower who is big enough to overcome difficulties caused by the scarcity and high cost of
labor, fertilizer, and seed. In laying your plans for the coming year, keep this one fact paramount in
your mind, that the United States Food Administration is going to do everything in its power to advo-
cate the more general use of fresh vegetables in order to conserve the grain and meat supply.
Business the country over is good. Almost every man is at work with high wages, and this
means unquestionably a strong market all through the season. Lay your plans carefully and well.
Bring your organization up to the greatest possible efficiency. Above all, take no chances of crop
failure because of poor seed. There will be some of this on the market this year, for there never have
been so many seed crop failures in the history of the trade. Aside from the total elimination of
certain varieties, we believe we are in a position to care for our normal demand. If this should
increase very materially, our supply will not hold out. The careful planter will look after his seed
supply very early in the season. As seedsmen and vegetable-growers, we have a great opportunity
to serve the country together. We must prove ourselves big enough to meet this opportunity.
"Are We Downhearted? No!"
STOKES SEED FARMS COMPANY
Copyright, 1917, by Stokes Seed Farms Company ,,f , President and General Manager
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DEC 21 1917
STOKES 9 SEEDS FOR LARGE
"Mountains of Them"
Thus the Springfield Republican speaks of the National Vegetable Show, held at Springfield, Mass., October
12 to 20. The above photograph was an exhibit made by Mr. R. T. Cartter, of the Riverdale Gardens in the
Connecticut valley, and, if it couM be produced in color, we are sure you would agree that it was one of the most
beautiful effects ever produced by an exhibit of this kind. This was the first National Vegetable Show, and we
believe we are correct in saying it was the finest collection of vegetables ever gotten together in America. It was
staged in the Horticultural Building of the Eastern States Exposition under the auspices of the Vegetable Grow-
ers' Association of America, the letters, "V.G.A.A." representing that organization, which is made up of several
hundred of the largest and most successful vegetable-growers of the United States. If you are not already a mem-
ber of this organization, we feel sure it would pay you to join. Make application to Mr. Sam. W. Severance,
Secretary, Louisville, Ky. We are glad to donate this much space in our catalogue to saying a good word for the
organization, for we feel convinced that big results for the progress of the vegetable industry can come only
through the cooperation of the growers. This ten-billion-dollar industry supplies 15 per cent of the national diet.
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says the sturdy
to the war-ruined
The farmers of France
need your help. They have
lost everything. When the
German army retreated,
they devastated the entire
countryside. No living
thing remained — no trees,
no crops, no animals, no birds. Wells were poisoned, buildings
ruined, families scattered, men murdered, women worse than killed,
To these innocent victims of a nation's lust, the new Overseas Acre Fund
will supply food, clothing, farming implements, fertilizer, seeds, live-stock,
building materials. Every gift will be marked — "Given with gratitude and
good-will from the Farmers of America to the Farmers of France."
The picture tells the story as no words can do — the sturdy
American farmer encouraging his war-racked brother of
France to renewed effort for home, family, and life itself.
An opportunity will be given for all American farmers to subscribe the product of
an acre to the Overseas Acre Fund when the national campaign is launched next
March. Keep it in mind!
Stokes Sbbt> Farms Company, Moorestown,N ew J ersey
A HUNDRED THOUSAND FERTILE ACRES
ARE SOWN WITH STOKES GARDEN SEEDS-
A REAL FACTOR IN THE NATO
One of the big railroad signs on Windermoor Farms
Asparagus has made for itself a recognized place as a standard vegetable which can be counted on every year to bring in the first
early money. It is a crop which has been grown successfully on a large scale by a great many progressive farmers, and a well-started
bed is one of the very best farm investments. Being unable to procure a sufficient quantity of our old S. S. Giant Green seed supply,
we have, of necessity, returned to the two standard varieties, Conover's Colossal and Giant Argenteuil.
2 Conover's Colossal (Seed)
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V41b. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts.
io Conover's Colossal (Roots)
One-year-old, 15 cts. per doz., $1 per 100, by prepaid
parcel post; $4 per 1,000 by freight or express at purchaser's
Two-year-old, 20 cts. per doz., $1.20 per 100 by prepaid
parcel post; $4.50 per 1,000 by freight or express at pur-
4 Giant Argenteuil (Seed)
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts.
12 Giant Argenteuil (Roots)
One-year-old, 15 cts. per doz., 90 cts. per 100 by prepaid
parcel post; $4.25 per 1,000 by freight or express at pur-
Two-year-old, 20 cts. per doz., $1.20 per 100 by prepaid
parcel post; $4.75 per 1,000 by freight or express at pur-
We are this year listing two standard bush varieties and two standard pole varieties, viz., Fordhook Bush and Henderson's Bush,
or Sieva; and the Dreer's Improved Pole, or Shotwell, and the King of the Garden, or Ford's Mammoth-Podded Pole. This is a slight
change from the varieties listed last year, the changes being made on the recommendation of the men at our Varietal Conference.
35 Fordhook Bush
As a standard bush Lima Bean, the Fordhook now holds first
place. The demand for it has increased every year and it has done
more to replace the pole Lima than any other one variety. This
Bean is 43^ to 5 inches in length, each pod containing from three
to five large beans of exceptional quality. The dried Beans are
oval in shape, very thick, and white with a greenish tinge. The
seed offered this year has been grown under ideal conditions and
has been harvested so that there is a minimum of cracked seed
in the sample. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.50, 100 lbs.
36 Henderson's Bush Lima, or Sieva
A small-podded, very early type, growing in a compact bush
form. There will be from two to four seeds in each pod. The
quality is excellent. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.50, 100
42 Early Leviathan Pole
Of all of the old varieties, this is the earliest and at the same
time almost as productive as any other Lirpa Bean under culti-
vation. The pods are uniformly straight and are produced in
even clusters. Pkt. 10 cts., lb.~40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.50, 100 lbs.
44 King of the Garden, or Ford's
This Bean was introduced some thirty-five years ago, being
developed from a selection of the Large White Pole Lima. It is
very similar to the old Ford's Mammoth Pole, as introduced by
Johnson & Stokes in 1893, and of late years these two Beans
have been used almost interchangeably by the seed trade. This
Bean is a great climber, very productive and late in season, hav-
ing a long bearing season. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.50,
100 lbs. $30.
Stokes' Seeds for Large Vegetable G r °wers
BEANS, GREEN-PODDED BUSH
The Bean crop has again been a near failure the country over, owing to damage done by inclement weather during the growing
season as well as severe early September frosts. With Beans, as with sweet corn and peas, we are adopting the cental system — selling
by the pound instead of by the bushel. If planters who have been accustomed to ordering by measure will figure on a basis of fifteen
pounds to the peck and sixty pounds to the bushel for Beans, there will be very little confusion. Certainly when planters become
accustomed to buying all their seed by weight, it will be a far more satisfactory arrangement for everyone. It is cause for regret that
we find it necessary to ask such high prices again this year for seed Beans, but our trade can rest assured that the quality is fully up
to standard in every respect.
We are listing the Bountiful Bean again this year. The Dwarf Horticultural we are eliminating, as we have found it very difficult
to obtain satisfactory seed stock; and as there is not a large market for this variety, it should place no hardship on our trade. As usual,
we recommend the Giant Stringless as being probably the best of the green-podded sorts.
Culture. — Early in the spring, after the ground is perfectly warm and danger from frost is past, sow in drills 2 inches deep and 18
inches to 2 feet apart, dropping the Beans 3 inches apart in the drills. Hoe frequently, keeping the ground stirred all summer, but do
not hoe when the leaves are wet, or rust will result. Plant every two weeks for succession. Pick pods as soon as they are fit for use.
Two pounds will plant 100 feet of drill; 100 pounds one acre. Fifteen pounds are equal to about 1 peck
7 Giant Stringless
Introduced eighteen years ago by Johnson & Stokes, and now one
of the most largely grown garden and market varieties. Plants very
erect when young, free from runners, early intermediate in season,
of moderate bearing period and very productive. The pods are about
6 inches in length, slightly curved, dark green in color, extremely
brittle, absolutely stringless and without fiber. A magnificent Bean
either for the home table or for the market. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts.,
10 lbs. $3.75, 100 lbs. $33.
9 Red Valentine
Earliness is the feature of this variety. The Beans are fully matured
within six to seven weeks after planting. The pods of this Bean are
smaller than the Giant Stringless Green-Pod. They are light in
color, of medium length, curved, somewhat stringy, but of splendid
quality and probably known better by large and small planters than
any other variety in existence. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs.
$3.25, 100 lbs. $30.
13 Early Refugee
This Bean is extensively used where long shipments are necessary.
While not so fleshy as the Red Valentine, it, nevertheless, makes good
snaps for home use. They are very similar to the Late Refugee in
color of seed and shape of pod, but the season is much earlier and
the vine larger than that variety. Pkt. 10 cts., Ib. 35 cts., 10 lbs.,
$3.25, 100 lbs. $30.
ii Black Valentine
This Bean is not recommended for private use but as a market
Bean it is one of the best in the entire list. It is unsurpassed in hardi-
ness, excellent for shipping and one of the most uniformly productive
handsome-podded varieties we know of. It is not a Bean, however,
that is liable to give entire satisfaction to market-gardeners' cus-
tomers. The pod is longer and larger than the Red Valentine and
will mature about one week later. Somewhat subject to anthrac-
nose in rainy seasons. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $3, 100
15 Late Refugee
A variety which has been sold in this country for ninety-four
years, but with all its age is still in tremendous demand by all who
desire a late-maturing variety. It is particularly popular with the
southern gardeners for northern shipping and with canners. The
pods are about 5 inches long, round, slightly curved, medium green
in color and more productive than the Extra-Early Refugee. Pkt.
10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.75, 100 lbs. $33.
A green-podded, stringless, flat Bean of splendid quality. It is one
of the earlier varieties and has established a permanent place amongst
the Beans of its class. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $3, 100
BEANS, WAX-PODDED BUSH
20 Round-Pod Kidney Wax (Brittle Wax)
Introduced in 1900 by Johnson & Stokes, and now listed by nearly
100 seed firms. The name Brittle Wax has been applied to it by one
seedhouse. The dried seeds of this Bean are almost white in color.
The snap pods, somewhat variable in size, are very long, curved,
round, medium yellow, extremely brittle and absolutely stringless.
The pods are borne equally above and below the foliage. The season
is medium early. A magnificent Bean for market or home consump-
tion. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 45 cts., 10 lbs. $4, 100 lbs. $38.
22 Currie's Rust-Proof Wax
This early and productive variety is one of the most largely grown
of all Wax Beans. It is a splendid shipper, and has uniformly straight,
light yellow pods about 6 inches long, and flattish oval in shape. The
dried seeds are solid black in color. This Bean is perhaps more sub-
ject to anthracnose than any in the list. It is not a good Bean for
home consumption as it is tough and stringy, but its splendid appear-
ance offers a good sale on the produce markets. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40
cts., 10 lbs. $3.75, 100 lbs. $33.
24 Improved Golden Wax
This Bean is considered to be one of the most reliable of the ex-
tremely early wax-podded sorts, suitable either for home or market
consumption, shipping qualities quite fair and, except for a greenish
tinge which sometimes appears under certain growing conditions, of
beautiful appearance. Its season is rather short. Pods are 5 inches
long, straight, oval, deep yellow in color and stringless. Pkt. 10 cts.,
lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.75, 100 lbs. $33.
26 Sure-Crop Stringless Wax
A comparatively new Bean which is becoming more and more
popular every season with all classes of our trade. The strong, vigor-
ous vines produce rich yellow pods, slightly curved, 6 to 7 inches
long and nearly }/£ inch wide. It is absolutely free from strings and
of excellent quality. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.75, 100
28 WardwelPs Kidney Wax
An equally satisfactory Bean for home-garden, local markets or
long-distance shipping purposes. The medium yellow pods, uniform
in size and nearly 6 inches long, are brittle and stringless. As with
the Currie's Rust-Proof, they are subject to anthracnose during rainy
seasons. This Bean is one of the most largely grown wax varieties.
It is, however, more subject to disease and to climatic conditions
than some of the other sorts listed above. This is proof of its quality.
Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.75, 100 lbs. $33.
WHEN BUYING BEANS BY THE 100 LBS. ADD 35 CTS. EXTRA FOR TWO-BUSHEL SEAMLESS SACKS
Stokes Seee> Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey "
One ounce will sow 60 feet of drill ; five pounds will sow an acre
Our trade will recognize certain varietal changes in our Beet list this
year, these being in accordance with the decisions brought out at the
Varietal Conference in our office this last winter. The European Beet-
seed crop has been practically a failure for reasons well known, and our
supply, therefore, is coming very largely from American-grown stocks.
For the information of our customers we might say that we propose to
have a four-acre field of Crosby's Egyptian Beet growing on Windermoor
Farm this coming season. Anyone interested in seeing just what stock of
roots we are using will be notified as to the day on which we propose trans-
planting our roots. An opportunity will thus be afforded to all interested
to see exactly what stock we will have to offer for the coming season, and
orders may be placed for this identical stock. A postal card will be suffi-
cient to advise us that you are interested in knowing the day on which
these roots will be taken out.
60 Crosby's Egyptian
Probably the most largely used Beet, both in the operations of the
market-gardener and for the average American home-gardener. It will
produce roots fit for the table more quickly than any other sort. This
variety is not well suited for forcing or transplanting as is the Flat
Egyptian but, nevertheless, produces roots fit for use at an early date.
The matured roots are decidedly larger and much less flattened and
distinctly lighter in color than the latter variety, and the zoning is
distinctly lighter. The earliest roots, under favorable con-
ditions, will be fit for use within fifty days from planting,
and the bulk of the crop will be taken off in fifty-five to sixty
days. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.
Detroit Dark Red Beet
64 Early Eclipse
This variety is especially desirable either for the home-garden or
for bunching. It will mature under favorable conditions in about
sixty days. The round, slightly top-shaped roots are bright red in
color and are about 2 34 inches in diameter when matured. The
interior is a bright red, zoned with pinkish white. Pkt. 5 cts., oz.
15 cts., i/ 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
Crosby's Egyptian Beets
62 Flat Egyptian
This Beet must not be confused with Crosby's Egyptian,
as they are not similar in any way except in earliness. Flat
Egyptian is the best forcing Beet under cultivation. This Beet is
also used in a large way for canning purposes, reaching a suitable
canning size in from forty-five to fifty-five days, according to
weather conditions. The matured roots of this Beet are flatter
and smaller than the Crosby. The color is a very dark red and
the interior a dark blood-red, zoned with a lighter shade. Pkt.
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., y 4 lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75.
68 Lentz Extra-Early
This Beet is in great demand by our local Philadelphia County
trade. It is also being grown with success by market-gardeners in
widespread parts of the country. The seed is grown every year for
us by local market-gardeners who fully understand the value of
producing stock which is absolutely true. Lentz Extra-Early
matures in about fifty-five days, and the dark red root is most
deliciously sweet and tender. The inside is zoned red and white.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 141b. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
66 Detroit Dark Red
One of the most universally planted of all varieties. The can-
ning industry uses tremendous quantities of it. It is considered
the best by most home-gardeners, and commercial vegetable-
growers are putting in thousands of acres even' season. This
Beet will mature under favorable conditions in about sixty days,
but reaches a size suitable for canning in about fifty days. Its
great advantage over all other early Beets is its deep red color,
which makes it a favorite among all classes of planters. Pkt. 5
cts., oz. 15 cts., l/ 4 lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75.
70 Model Red Globe
A Beet similar to the Detroit Dark Red except that it is slightly
later in the season, is more globular in shape, and retains its rich
blood-crimson color when canned or pickled. The quality is
superb, being much sweeter than some of the extra-early varie-
ties. It will mature in about fifty-five to sixty days under favora-
ble conditions. It is very generally uniform in shape, having a
small tap-root and a smooth bulb free from rootlets. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 15 cts., l/ 4 lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50.
Stores' Seeds for ]jArge V egeta ble Growers
72 Bastion's Half-Long Beet
One of the most important Beets in our trade, and therefore one about which we have
taken a great deal of care to assure our customers of trueness to the original type. The
stock we offer is grown and selected on our Windermoor Farm, and we stand back of it
with the full assurance that it will give as good satisfaction as any half-long Beet which
has ever been produced. As a late Beet for winter and spring use it is unexcelled. The
roots are deep red in color, very smooth and uniform. The interior is a rich red, zoned
with a lighter red, and the flesh is sweet and tender. It retains its eating qualities longer
than any other sort we know of. When matured, the root is about 33^ inches in diameter
and will mature under favorable conditions in from sixty to sixty-five days. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 10 cts., l/ 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
so SWISS CHARD, Giant Lucullus
This excellent but little-known vegetable is sometimes listed as Silver or Spinach Beet.
It is used extensively for its large, tender leaves and leaf-stalks which are cut just as you
would cut spinach. Later in the season the broad, flat, wax-like leaf-stems are cooked and
pickled as celery. It is a vegetable which is worthy of a place in every garden but it is too
little known by the majority of planters. We feel that market-gardeners have not taken it
up as extensively as they should.
By all means the best strain of Chard to be had. The stalks are nearly as thick and broad
as rhubarb, and from 10 to 12 inches long below the leaf. The plant is from 2 to 2Yi feet
high. The leaves are heavily crumpled or savoyed, and are very crisp and tender. Sown
outdoors the usable size is reached in nine to ten weeks, but the leaves may be cut earlier than
this. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.
Giant Lucullus Swiss Chard
A SUCCULENT WINTER FEED FOR ALL LIVE-STOCK
As a succulent feed for all classes of live-stock, especially milch cows, Mangel-Wurzel Beets rank second only to ensilage. In
some sections where the silo is not being used by dairy farmers, the Mangel-Wurzel is especially
popular. Mangels should be fed to dairy cows immediately after milking, as if they are fed in
large amounts before milking they sometimes taint the flavor of the milk. For the best results
the seed should be sown early in May, and the crop should always be harvested before the hard
freezes come on in November, as the portion above the ground is damaged by the cold weather.
The roots are then gathered and stored in a cool, damp place away from freezing weather, or
may be buried in the ground the same as turnips.
85 Giant of Battles
This variety has made an excellent reputation with farmers who desire a high percentage of
feeding value together with a large yield to the acre. The roots grow cylindrical in shape, with
solid flesh. One of the best points of this variety is that a large portion of the Mangel grows above
ground, making it easily pulled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J/^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
87 Mammoth Long Red
This variety is sometimes known as Jumbo, Norbitan Giant, or Colossal. It is perhaps the most
universally used Mangel Beet, and deserves this popularity. It forms extremely large, long, straight
roots, making its yield to the acre exceptional. A single specimen of this variety often weighs
twenty to thirty pounds. The feeding value of this variety is very good, but it ranks second to one
or two other varieties in regard to quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi'b. 30 cts., lb. $1.
91 Giant Half-Sugar Rose
Like the Giant of Battles this variety grows a large part of its root above ground. It has a
large sugar content, and is used for sugar-making as well as for cattle-feeding. The roots are rose-
colored and exceptionally smooth for a Mangel Beet. It is also a very heavy cropper. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 10 cts., i/ 4 lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.
Stokes Seed Farms C ompa ny, Moorestown,N ew J ERS£ y
100 Early Jersey Wakefield
The most largely known of all extra-early pointed-
head varieties. Early Jersey Wakefield will mature
about one week later than the Stokes Earliest
(Etampes), producing a considerably larger head
than that Cabbage and being of a very firm, solid
texture, the quality of which is excellent. The
heads keep firm for a considerable length of time
and this, of course, is an important factor when it
is grown as a field crop. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts.,
V 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $4.
102 Charleston or Large
The particular merit of this Cabbage is the fact
that it wHI produce an exceedingly large head quite
early in the season, being only about six days later
in maturing than the Early Jersey Wakefield. It is a
sort which is very generally used by all classes of
planters, and on the whole gives splendid satis-
faction. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts., V^b. $1.40, lb. $5.
108 Copenhagen Market
A Recognized Standard Variety
This magnificent Danish Cabbage has earned for
itself a permanent place with American gardeners.
It is as early as Charleston Wakefield, but its habit
of growth is round rather than pointed as is the
latter variety. We do not advise anyone to sow
Copenhagen Market in the fall for transplanting in the spring,
as there is danger of its shooting to seed before forming a head.
As an early spring Cabbage of the roundhead type we know
of no rivaL Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., l/ 4 lb. $1.50, lb. $5.50.
no Early Winnigstadt
Among the Best Medium-Early Sorts
Early Winnigstadt is a hard, sharply pointed Cabbage which is
a sure cropper for, owing to the texture of its dark green leaves, it
does not suffer from insects and diseases as some other less
hardy varieties unfortunately do. Early Winnigstadt is well
adapted for kraut, and is very often used as a winter Cabbage
when the seed is sown late. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., V^b. $1.25,
Early Jersey Wakefield
Copenhagen Market Cabbage
117 Early Flat Dutch
A very valuable and economical second-early variety. The
plant is short-stemmed, upright and with few outer leaves; con-
sequently the rows can be set close together. The heads are
nearly round, with a slightly flattened top, very solid and uni-
form in shape and size. This
variety is slightly earlier than .^uif I Wi' j'" 1 !! 1 ilk^
Early Summer Cabbage, which ■" ' %
we discarded one year ago owing v\
to its similarity to Early flat /
Dutch. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts., f .
l/ 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
127 Danish Ballhead
(Grown in Denmark)
Our entire output of this
magnificent winter Cabbage is
grown for us in Denmark, and
we feel that the seed which we
are offering is of as high quality
as can be obtained. Danish
Ballhead is a long-stemmed
variety of unfailing popularity
due, no doubt, to its adaptabil-
ity to all soils and conditions
and the fact that it is a sure
header and magnificent keeper.
Thousands of acres of Danish
Ballhead are put in every year
as the splendid, round heads
are very solid and cannot be
excelled for storage. It is
by all means the most popular
variety for winter storage.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., Vilb.
$1.25, lb. $4.50.
Danish Ballhead Cabbage
Stores' Seeds for Large Vegetable Growers
115 All-Head Early Cabbage
A second-early sort of the flat type which has become very
popular among large planters, probably due to the fact that it
has a very deep-set head which increases its bulk very appre-
ciably. All-Head Early is used very extensively for kraut and
also can be carried through the winter by means of late plant-
ing, Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., y 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $4.50.
130 Late Flat Dutch
One of the old standard late winter Cabbages. The deep,
flat heads are as solid as a rock and have excellent keeping
qualities. It has a reputation for producing more tons to the
acre than any other Cabbage under cultivation, and by some
is used in preference to the late Danish variety. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 30 cts., y 4 lb. $1, lb. $3.50.
120 Succession (All Seasons)
(MARKET-GARDENERS' NO. 2)
A feature of this Cabbage is its remarkable resistance to hot
sun and dry weather, in addition to the fact that it remains in
condition for use probably longer than any other variety. It is
altogether an intermediate variety either for late summer or
autumn use. The heads are nearly round, slightly flattened but
solid and of excellent quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., l A\h.
$1.25, lb. $4.
133 INokor, or Volga
Among all the multiplicity of varieties of Cabbage this one still
holds its own with unfailing popularity. Not only as a winter
keeper but as a spring Cabbage for southern planters it is equally
successful. The heads are round, of compact growth, light gray-
ish green in color and 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 45 cts., Vilb. $1.40, lb. $5.
All-Head Early Cabbage
135 Drumhead (Hard-Heading Savoy)
The success we have attained with Savoy Cabbage during the
past two seasons among Philadelphia gardeners has been highly
encouraging. Hard-Heading Savoy is a Cabbage which is well
savoyed and of a fine deep color. In trueness to type and in
heading qualities we believe it is unexcelled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz.
40 cts., l/ 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $4.
140 Red Danish Stonehead
(GROWN IN DENMARK)
Recent trials of this Cabbage have proved that it is one of the
truest to type in our entire list. Red Danish Stonehead forms a
dark red head not so large as Mammoth Red Rock but more
solid, and its rich coloring extends farther into the center of the
head. Growers desiring a Red Cabbage which is absolutely true
as to type can do no better than use our strain of Red Danish
Stonehead. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts., l/ 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
PE-TSAI, CHINESE CABBAGE
A COOL-SEASON VEGETABLE
This little-known vegetable has had a wide sale, as it makes a
most delicious salad if properly grown. It seems to be a cross or
hybrid between cabbage and Cos lettuce. Under good conditions
it makes a large head, 15 to 18 inches high by 6 to 8 inches in
diameter. It bleaches a beautiful greenish white. There is a
variance in the type, some growing more nearly round than
others, though the variety we are selling makes a long head. The
heads are almost as firm and solid as cabbage, but the texture
of the leaf-stalk is as tender as celery or lettuce. It has a fine,
delicate flavor, far better than cabbage, and more like the flavor
of the imported French endive, or chicory. It is served on the
table like lettuce, with French dressing, or it makes a lovely
cole-slaw, dressed exactly as when made from a head of cabbage.
When cooked like a cabbage it is very delicate in flavor, tasting
more like cauliflower, though we prefer it served raw. Pkt.
5 cts., oz. 25 cts., V 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3.
Pe-Tsai, Photographed at the Seabrooh Farms, Bridgeton, N. J.
At the Vegetable Banquet, held in Springfield,
Mass., at the time of the Convention of the Vege-
table Growers' Association of America, Pe-Tsai
was served as a delightful salad.
Stokes Seed Farms Cp mpany > Moores town, New Jersey
SELECTED FOR COLOR
One ounce will sow about 125 feet of drill; 4 pounds will sow an acre with rows 14 inches apart
150 Chantenay (Rubicon)
The most universally used Carrot for all outdoor crop purposes. It is earlier than Danvers Half-Long, and will average some thirty
to forty tons to the acre. The root is somewhat stump-rooted. Its average length will be between 5Y 2 and 6 inches, tapering slightly
from well-set shoulders.
The surface is smooth
and a deep orange in
color, and the flesh is
very crisp and tender,
probably the best qual-
ity of Carrot which we
offer. One of its best
features is the fact that
it is ready for table use
at almost every stage
during its growth. This
is not only of conven-
ience to the home-gar-
dener but is also valu-
able to the market-
gardener who can thus
take advantage of a
higher market. The
and the ease with which
Rubicon can be har-
vested have made it a
desirable stock - feeding
sort which, regardless
of the slightly higher
price in seed over the
cheaper varieties, is very
often used for this pur-
pose. Pkt. 5 cts., oz.
15 cts., y 4 lb. 60 cts.,
THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT TABLE CARROTS
Nine Hundred and Sixty Dollars Gross from Two and One-Half Acres of Stokes'
Barton Brothers, of Marlton, New Jersey, purchased 6 pounds of our Chantenay Carrot. This seed was planted on 2J/£ acres of ground
sown 21 inches apart for horse cultivation. From this planting the Bartons took off 35,000 bunches of as fine Carrots as ever went into the
Philadelphia and New York markets. As Mr. Barton says, they seemed to be just what the market was looking for. An average gross
return of $340 per acre has made Barton Brothers pretty well satisfied with their investment and with the result that they ordered 20
pounds from the same stock for the coming season. It is this intimate personal service which Stokes Seed Farms Company is able to
offer the trade that has been responsible for a large measure of our success.
152 Danvers Half-Long Carrot
A VERY DESIRABLE GARDEN VARIETY
A second-early Carrot which, no doubt, has attained its popularity
because of its adaptability to all classes of soil. Danvers Half-Long
is one of the old types of Carrot, and although it resembles Rubicon
in many ways, it differs mainly in its slightly longer season and
shape of root which will average from 6 to 8 inches, tapering uniformly
to a blunt point and being slightly smaller in diameter than the
Rubicon. The color of the flesh is a rich, deep orange, and the
quality is most excellent. This Carrot is not entirely free from a
core of a lighter color than the exterior layers of flesh. For this reason
we do not advise its use by canners, but this does not affect its value
for any other purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., l A\h. 60 cts., lb. $2.
158 Oxheart, or Guerande
PRODUCES MORE TONS TO THE ACRE THAN MOST
A Carrot very largely used for hard, stiff soils, for it is the easiest
to harvest under such conditions. The tops are comparatively small,
with roots 4% to 5 inches in length and 3,14 to 4 inches in diameter.
The flesh is a deep orange and of magnificent quality when pulled
young. Oxheart will produce more tons to the acre than some of the
other varieties and is very often used for stock purposes. For horses,
or as winter food for milch cows, Carrots cannot be surpassed and we
would recommend a more general use of them by farmers for this
purpose. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 \b. 60 cts., lb. $2.
154 Early Scarlet Horn
This is the standard early forcing Carrot. The roots are quite
small, only attaining a length of about 3 inches. When young this
Carrot is of the very finest quality. The roots are reddish orange in
color and the tops small. Care should be taken to harvest the crop
before it passes the eating stage. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., %lb. 60
cts., lb. $2.
156 Saint Valery
(THE BEST CARROT OF
THE LONG ORANGE TYPE)
It is grown most successfully in rather light soil, as otherwise the
harvest is sometimes difficult. Care should be taken to prepare the
ground deeper than with other varieties, as Saint Valery is from 2 to
3 inches longer than such Carrots as Rubicon or Danvers. We have
discarded the Long Orange in favor of St. Valery because of the supe-
rior appearance of the latter variety. Its color is reddish orange and
its season follows very closely the Danvers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.,
V 4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.
160 Yellow Belgian
The standard Carrot for stock purposes. The roots of this variety
grow to about 12 inches in length, somewhat tapering and with a
yellow flesh. It is a big yielder and is generally considered the best
Carrot for stock purposes. The root of this Carrot protrudes above
the ground about one-third of its length, thus making harvest com-
paratively easy. Yellow Belgian is no more hardy than any of the
table varieties and, therefore, must be pulled before the killing frosts
come in the autumn. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
Stores' S eeds for L?\rge V egetable G r owers
A VEGETABLE IN GREAT DEMAND BY ALL HIGH-CLASS MARKETS
Up to this time vegetable-growers and home-garden planters do not seem to have recognized the value of Brussels Sprouts. Only a
very small proportion of the private gardens have this most delicious of vegetables included, and very few vegetable-growing districts
make a specialty of it. A large interest has been taken in it by the cauliflower men on eastern Long Island, where it is intercropped exten-
sively and where it has proven to be a splendid money-maker for all who have taken it up. The plant resembles cabbage, the edible part,
however, being in the small leaves or "sprouts" which grow on the stalk at each leaf-joint. The culture of this vegetable is very generally
the same as for late cabbage except that the leaves are broken down in the fall to give the little heads more room to grow. Pkt. 5 cts., oz.
20 cts., V 4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.
Culture. — Cauliflower is best adapted to growth in a cool, moist climate, as it rebels against heat, dry weather and low humidity. Cli-
matic conditions, however, seem to have very little effect on one of the newer varieties which has been introduced within the last few seasons —
Danish Dry Weather — for with this new Cauliflower inland growers have had a marked degree of success. Overhead irrigation has proved to
be of value to crops under such circumstances. Cauliflower plants are a little more tender than cabbage, and should not be sown until after
March 1 in the latitude of New Jersey. One ounce will produce from 2,500 to 3,000 plants.
Earliest Snowball Cauliflower
172 Earliest Snowball
A Quick- Maturing Sort
Unquestionably the earliest strain of Cauliflower under culti-
vation. This variety is well adapted for home gardens or com-
mercial use. The seed of Snowball which is offered is grown in
Denmark by a man in whom we have every confidence. The
results so far attained from this Cauliflower have been most excel-
lent. The plants of this variety are very compact, with few
short, outside leaves, thus allowing more plants to the acre than
some varieties. The heads when blanched are pure white and
are of the very best market size, being solid in their makeup.
Snowball is altogether one of the most attractive Cauliflowers
that we know of. It is by all means the earliest-heading variety
under cultivation and can be grown commercially or privately
with equal advantage. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. $4, V 4 lb. $12.50,
174 Danish Dry Weather (Giant)
To all who are not situated in cool, moist climates we would
advise Danish Dry Weather. It has proved the most adaptable
strain for growing under hot and dry conditions. Very often success
has been attained with this variety where others proved a total
failure. This Cauliflower will mature about one week later than
Earliest Snowball. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. $4, V 4 lb. $12.50, lb. $40.
Early Dwarf Erfurt
Where the very early market is no consideration, we would advise
everyone to plant this variety of Cauliflower. It will mature into
magnificent heads about one week later than Earliest Snowball, and
experience has proved that it is one of the surest- heading sorts in the
entire list. It is very similar in most respects to Earliest Snowball,
being of dwarf growth, and the short outside leaves forming a pure
white head when protected. Pkt. 15c, oz. $4, V 4 lb. $12.50, lb. $40.
S. S. Golden Self-Blanching Celery
The most important variety to the American Celery-grower is, of course, the Golden Self-Blanching, and, although there is
a tremendous demand for some of the winter-keeping Celeries, such as Meisch's Easy-Blanching, Winter King, etc., there is no deny-
ing the fact that the man who knows where to obtain a true stock of Golden Self-Blanching Celery can usually be counted on to
understand the most important point about his business. Again there will be hundreds of carloads of Stokes' Celery shipped out of
Florida this winter, but this is not our only source of business for this variety. The following report comes from Mr. Henry
Greffrath, of South Lima, N. Y., regarding our S. S. strain of Golden Self-Blanching.
"The strain of Celery proved the best I ever grew. It is admired by all who see it. Was offered $4 per crate field run for car
loaded the other day when other strains were selling at $3 per crate. Have you got seed of same strain? If so, please quote price."
«» S. S. Golden Self-Blanching
THE MOST RELIABLE STRAIN OFFERED IN AMERICA
For the benefit of the most critical Celery-growing trade, we are pleased to state that we have carried over again this year a
quantity of proven seed, which has been put through the most thoroughgoing possible tests and found to be equal to anything in the
country. Of this seed, we have at the present writing (October 29) 500 pounds, which will all be sold in one-pound packages,
which packages will all be numbered consecutively from one to five hundred. In this way our trade will know positively that
they are receiving the original tested seed and, therefore, are taking no chances as to the quality. Fifteen dollars spent for a
pound of seed will make a difference of considerably over one thousand dollars in the crop one way or the other according as that seed
proves good or bad. Because of the tremendous losses which would be entailed by the poor quality of seed, we do not feel that we or
our trade should be taking any chances. Therefore we are very willing to go to a little extra trouble and expense to cover you.
For the uninitiated, we would describe Golden Self-Blanching as the standard early Celery of the United States. It is of splendid
quality and will be ready for use earlier in the fall than any other Celery under cultivation. The matured stalks are of medium size,
thick and stocky, and with yellowish green foliage. The inner stems and leaves blanch as the plant matures. Pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1.25,
y 4 ib. $4, ib. $15.
196 Winter Queen
One of the old standard winter Celeries. Its main points of
excellence are its splendid keeping qualities and the magnificent
quality of the blanched Celery after it is brought out from the
pit. Winter Queen has a larger heart than any other sort listed.
It has broad, heavy stalks which are of convenient length for
packing. Advised for either home or market use. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 25 cts., V 4 lb. 85 cts., Ib. $3.
192 White Plume
A SPLENDID EARLY MARKET CELERY
The chief feature of White Plume is its beautiful appearance.
It has light green leaves shading nearly white at the tips, and
will find a ready sale on almost all markets. As the plants mature
the inner stems and leaves turn white, but in order to give it the
very best appearance the plants should be artificially blanched
before being placed on the market. We do not recommend this
variety for home use as it has a very flat flavor and in fact is
almost bitter. The buying public, however, does not seem to
remember the flavor of early Celery from one year to another
and, therefore, White Plume usually finds as good markets if
not better than any variety the whole winter through. Pkt. 5
cts., oz. 40 cts., y 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $4.
194 INofault Giant
An American variety, introduced by Walter P. Stokes in 1912,
which has since become very popular. It is earlier and larger
than White Plume, and fully as large as Golden Self-Blanching;
very solid and of excellent flavor. It is by far the best white
Celery that we know of, and can be sown very early without
running to seed. It originated in a block of Giant Pascal, having
the size and quality of the parent, but with a distinct self-blanch-
ing habit, which runs wonderfully true to type. As a table
Celery we know of no superior. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., l /Jih.
85 cts., lb. $3.
Stores' Seeds for Large V egetable G r owers
IMEISCH'S EASY-BLANCHING CELERY
This magnificent new variety was put out last year under the name of New Easy-Blanching Celery. Unfortunately it has been
put out under a number of names, which include Sanford, Newark Market, Easy-Blanching, etc. The fact that it is an easy-blanching
Celery and that Mr. Sebastian Meisch, a North Jersey market-
gardener, was responsible for its origination commercially, made
us definitely decide at the Varietal Conference held here that
Meisch's Easy-Blanching should be the standard name.
Meisch's Easy-Blanching will mature just after the Golden
Self-Blanching season is over. The general color is pale green,
with a slight yellowish tinge, which gives it a blanched appear-
ance. The inner stalks, at a very early stage of growth, blanch
to a rich golden yellow, so that the usual banking work is elim-
inated. If stored properly, this variety will keep all winter with-
out difficulty. Its eating quality is ideal, for it is entirely free
from stringiness, very tender, and has an aromatic flavor. Pkt.
10 cts., oz. $1.50, Vilb. $5, lb. $20.
198 Giant Pascal
A good variety for fall and early winter use. Its good quality
is shown in the fact that it is so tender and crisp that it has to be
handled with great care to prevent breaking. The stalk is of
medium length and blanches to a beautiful whitish yellow color.
The stalks are very thick and nearly round in the upper portions
but are flattened out toward the base. A green-leaved variety
which was developed some years ago from Golden Self-Blanching,
and is recommended either for home or market use. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 25 cts., Vilb. 85 cts., lb. $3.
200 Winter King
A late green Celery particularly well adapted to muck-land.
It is a quick grower and will blanch in ample time for the Thanks-
giving and Christmas markets. Its growth is rather short; stalks
heavy and robust with joints well up on the outer leaves, thus
making a very attractive variety for the market. It is absolutely
free of pithy, stringy stalks, and is of splendid quality. Pkt.
5 cts., oz. 40 cts., Vilb. $1.25, lb. $4.
An early-maturing Celery resembling the Golden Self-BIanch-
ing in many particulars. The round, thick stalks are of the Pascal
shape. When properly blanched, the heart is a beautiful light
golden yellow. It will mature close after the Golden Self-BIanch-
ing and is recommended for all purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts.,
Vilb. $1.25, lb. $4. Meisch's Easy-Blanching Celery
208 Sutton's Prize Pink
A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VARIETY FOR THE HOME-GARDEN
We cannot say too much for the quality of this splendid English Celery. We believe from our trials that it is the finest-flavored
of any of the red Celeries. Without any hesitation, we would say that it is the most delicious in flavor of any Celery we ever had
on our table. Sutton's Prize Pink grows to a medium height and is blanched without serious difficulty. Where market-gardeners
have a private trade, where quality counts above everything else, this Celery will make a bigger hit than anything they could pos-
sibly do for their constituents. The slightly tinted stalks make a very attractive appearance when served. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts.,
V 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $4.
209 Giant Prague
This variety is the most popular among American Celeriac-growers. The roots, globular in shape, are comparatively smooth,
and we consider it the most satisfactory sort to be had. Celeriac is used in salads or boiled the same as carrots or parsnips. It is a
high-class vegetable and deserves much wider recognition by all classes of growers. It should receive about the same treatment as
celery. Plant in rows 2 feet apart and 6 inches apart in the row. Roots should be used when about 2 inches in diameter. Giant
Prague will be found a good keeper if properly packed under ground or in a dry cellar. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., V 4 lb. $1.25,
Stokes Seed Farms Co mpa ny> Moorestown,N ew J ersey
Stokes' Double-Ban eled Best Sweet Corn
Early September frosts in Minnesota and Ohio- — our chief Corn-growing states- — have very seriously affected our crop, as a large
portion of it has gone soft in face of the unseasonable temperatures. As a result, good Sweet Corn will be scarce and hard to get, as
is the case with peas and beans. We are adopting the cental system, the selling by weight rather than by measure. It is particu-
larly desirable with Sweet Corn, as there are varying ideas as to the weight per bushel in various states and the cental system will
straighten matters out. Fifty pounds per bushel has been the standard weight for most varieties in most states. Experienced planters,
therefore, will estimate their seed requirements on that basis.
We will call particular attention to Stokes' Double-Barreled Best, it being a variety of our own introduction four years ago, dur-
ing which time it has gained in popularity tremendously. The stock from which we offer this seed was grown right here on our own
Windermoor Farm and can be very highly recommended. We believe it is not only the best Corn for market purposes but will prove
to be one of the finest table varieties under cultivation. A full, detailed description is given of this variety in its proper place.
Our old customers will note that we are discontinuing Early Mayflower as well as Snow Cream Table. The Early Mayflower is
being replaced by a special stock of Extra-Early Adams, which is the earliest and most profitable white Corn that we know of. It is
not a Sweet Corn. Mammoth White Cory is being given its true variety name, viz., White Cob Cory. We are placing Early Mam-
moth in the place of Early Evergreen, as the latter is entirely unnecessary with the far superior Double-Barreled Best at hand.
One pound will plant 150 hills; 10 pounds will plant an acre
260 Stokes' Double-Barreled Best
NOW A STANDARD MAIN-CROP SWEET CORN
Nineteen-eighteen will be the fourth season for the commercial use of this variety and, having grown our entire
stock here on Windermoor Farm, we offer it to our trade with every confidence that it will produce for you one of
the most valuable Sweet Corn crops you have ever grown. Not only is it the finest table variety that we know of,
but we can say unqualifiedly that it will make more money for the grower from one end of the season to the
other than any other sort that we know of. By successive plantings it is possible to have Double-Barreled Best on
the market just after the Extra-Early Adams and Golden Bantam are over with, and from that time running
until frost. Stokes' Double-Barreled Best was given its name primarily because of its almost unfailing tendency to
produce two fully matured ears to the stalk. We believe we are honest in saying that it is unsurpassed by any
main-crop Sweet Corn under any cultivation. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $20.
240 Golden Bantam
THE SWEETEST EARLY CORN
This variety leads all others in sweetness and eating qualities. It is also a decidedly early Corn and is, perhaps, second only to
Early Mayflower in this respect. The stalk grows from 4 to 5 feet high and has the ear placed about half way up the stalk. Golden
Bantam is a rich creamy yellow which deepens into orange when ripe. The ear is 6 to 7 inches long, having eight rows to the ear. It
is mostly well filled up to the end of the ear and makes a very desirable appearance on the table. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs.
$3.50, 100 lbs., $30.
241 Extra-Early Adams
The hardiest Corn for table purposes under cultivation. Its sugar content is very much lower than any other Sweet Corn illus-
trated herein, but, if used when comparatively young, it is bound to be a very palatable eating variety. The ears are from 8 to 10
inches long and, coming on the market when there is no other local competition, it has found a very definite place in the work of the
market-gardener. The stock which we offer was secured at a great deal of expense from one of our local Burlington County farmers.
This seed has been protected by the River Front Growers for a number of years, as this early white Corn has found a very important
place on the New York market. The entire lot which we offer was grown on our own farm this past season. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts.,
10 lbs. $2, 100 lbs. $18.
Stokles' Seeds for Large Vegetable Growers
Stowell's Evergreen Corn
244 White Cob Cory
White Cob Cory has been recognized for years as one of the very best early Sugar Corns. It matures about the same time as
Golden Bantam, but has not the quality of that variety. The stalks grow about 4 feet in height, and the ear is from 6 to 7 inches
in length, containing twelve or fourteen rows. On the market the ears of this variety make a very favorable impression, and its popu-
larity with growers for market stamps it as one of the leading Sweet Corns. Our seed is
from the finest stock which we are able to procure, and it will be found to be one of the
best types of White Cob Corv ever offered. Pkt. 10 cts., Ib. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.60,
100 lbs. $25.
262 Kendel's Early Giant
This variety matures in midseason and is not an extra-early Corn as the name might
imply. The stalk grows about feet in height, bearing an ear 8 to 9 inches in length
and containing twelve or fourteen rows. It matures in about seventy days from planting,
and the length of the ear makes it a desirable market variety. The quality is not
exceptional, although very good, and other varieties can be more highly recommended for
home-garden use. The seed which we offer is grown under our own supervision, and only
the very best ears have been saved for seed. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.60, 100
264 Early Mammoth
Early Mammoth matures about a week after Kendel's Early Giant and about ten
days earlier than Stowell's Evergreen. The stalks grow about 634 to 7 feet; the ear con-
tains sixteen or eighteen rows and averages 7 to 734 inches in length. The quality is
superior to Kendel's Early Giant. On account of its maturing a week to ten days earlier
than Stowell's Evergreen, it is recommended for the northern sections where that some-
times does not fully mature. It is an excellent midseason variety and, in our estimation,
is second only to Double-Barreled Best. Crop Failed.
270 Country Gentleman (Shoe-Peg)
Country Gentleman, or Shoe-Peg, needs little introduction to most planters. The
exceptional quality and depth of grain make it one of the best eating varieties. Besides
this, it remains tender and fit for use longer, perhaps, than any other sort. The stalk grows
634 to 7 feet high; the ears are from 6 to 7 inches in length and are well filled at the ends.
The eating qualities of this variety are very good, and the small cob allows room for full
development of deep, sweet kernels. The stalks often bear two and three ears each.
Customers are never disappointed when they plant this for home or market use. Pkt.
10 cts., Ib. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.50, 100 lbs. $30.
275 StowelPs Evergreen
This is perhaps the best-known and most largely used variety of Sweet Corn now
sold. The ears are very white, having deep-set kernels of exceptional eating quality.
The ears average 7 to 8 inches and have sixteen or eighteen rows; the stalks grow 7 to
734 feet in height. The late maturity of this variety makes it more suitable in sections
not too far north, where Early Mammoth should be recommended. Stowell's Evergreen is
one of the most tender and best eating varieties of the whole list. The seed has been grown
under the most careful supervision, and we can heartily recommend it. Pkt. 10 cts., lb.
35 cts., 10 lbs. $3.25, 100 lbs. $28.
Country Gentleman Sweet Corn
Windermoor Wonder Cucumber
»« Windermoor Wonder Cucumber
AN IMPROVED STRAIN OF OUR OLD PERFECTION HOTHOUSE. WE OFFER WINDERMOOR WONDER AS THE VERY
HIGHEST TYPE OF GREENHOUSE FORCING CUCUMBER
Owing to the severe frosts in Michigan during the nights of September 9 and 10, Ave lost our entire Winder-
moor Wonder Cucumber crop. We are fortunate, however, in having carried over at least a small portion of seed,
and this we are willing to dispose of in quarter-pound quantities, offering it to our trade while it lasts. Winder-
moor Wonder has gained many friends during the first year of its commercial existence and will be found to sur-
pass any varieties of the long, dark green type where a Cucumber from 10 to 12 inches is desired. There were
some splendid specimens at the National Vegetable Show last September, at which place it created a most excel-
Windermoor Wonder is a cross between English Telegraph and Davis Perfect. The outstanding feature is
its intense green color to the very tip. It has been known to yield at least fifty per cent higher than Davis Perfect
under the same area of glass, and because of its beautiful color, which it holds after its maturity, it will outsell
any others of its class, as it holds its fresh appearance several days after picking. The seed-cavity is small, which
is in its favor as a slicing variety. It may be grown out-of-doors as well as under glass and, if climatic conditions
are anywhere near what they should be for its growth, stock of greenhouse quality can be grown, as its color
will hold in the hottest sun where others will fail.
Pkt. 10 cts., y 2 oz. 40 cts., oz. 80 cts., V 4 lb. $3
Evergreen White Spine Cucumber, grown at Windermoor (see next page)
Stores' Seeds for Large V egetablb G r owers
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310 Evergreen White Spine Cucumber
A MOST DESIRABLE SORT
The White Spine variety of Cucumber has been a leader for many years, and with the special care in growing this variety for
seed, we can recommend it above all stocks which we have been able to secure. The fruits average about 7 inches in length and are
blunt at both ends, being especially well rounded at the stem end. The skin is a dark green, showing some white stripes, but this is
being eliminated so far as possible by selection. The flesh is very tender, crisp and white, making an excellent slicing variety, for which
it is mostly used. Our strain is especially prolific for the variety, and nearly all the fruits are very uniform in shape, size and color.
We believe it superior to any stock of White Spine we have ever offered. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l /t\h. 30 cts., lb. $1.
LARGELY USED FOR SHIPMENTS TO NORTHERN MARKETS
The Klondike is somewhat later in maturity than the White Spine and is selected to a darker green color. This dark green skin and
the fact that it holds this extremely dark color for a long period are its chief characteristics, making it a decided favorite with south-
ern growers for long-distance shipment to the North. The fruits are blunt at the stem end and taper slightly at the bloom end, aver-
aging about 8 inches long and the white stripe is very insignificant. The vines are extremely hardy and rich green in color. This va-
riety is also very prolific and for market purposes cannot be surpassed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1.
314 Davis Perfect
This variety is also one of the White Spines. It forms fruits 10 to 12 inches in length. These are very dark in color, tender and
are very suitable for table use. The vines are hardy and vigorous and continue bearing for a long period. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.,
V 4 lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.
320 Long Green
This variety is growing in popularity year after year, especially in the eastern states. It is the first of the black-spined varieties,
and is used extensively for pickling purposes. The fruits are extremely long, frequently 12 inches, having a uniform dark color and
run very even in shape and size. The seed we offer under this
variety is especially cared for, reselected, and can be depended
upon in every way. The vines of the Long Green are very
vigorous and productive and for a heavy yielder this variety
can be especially recommended. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi'b.
30 cts., lb. $1.
324 Green Prolific, or Boston Pickling
In describing this variety we feel that we have something
very superior to most strains of Boston Pickling. The stock is
especially uniform and the yield per plant is especially notice-
able. The vines are a rich dark green in color, bearing fruits which
have a large number of black spines on them. It is both an
early variety and a heavy yielder, which makes it very popular
with a large number of our customers who grow for the pickling
factories. The stock is one of the most uniform which can be
procured and the seed which we offer here will not disappoint our
customers in any way. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts.,
330 West India Gherkin
This is the smallest variety of Cucumber on the market and
is not used very extensively. However, there are still a number of
our customers who desire a small, uniformly shaped variety. The
seed should be sown in an especially fine, well-prepared seed-
bed, and care should be used in planting, as it is rather hard to
germinate, requiring two to three weeks. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10
cts., l/ 4 lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.
Packing Klondike Cucumbers in Florida. These reach the northern
markets in three days
| Stokes Seed Farms Company, MooRESTown, New Jersey [
220 CHICORY (French Endive)
WITLOOF IS THE FINEST VARIETY OF CHICORY GROWN
This delicious vegetable should be better known in this coun-
try.. For some time French gardeners have been exporting their
product to this country, and if it is possible for them to make a
profit on it even with ocean freights added, there is no reason why
American gardeners should not take it up more generally. The
seed is planted in May or June, and in the fall the roots are
planted in the earth in a dark cellar or under a greenhouse bench.
The crisp leaves should be cut from time to time, as new leaves
soon come to take their place. French Endive salad is becoming
more and more popular in our large hotels and restaurants. Pkt.
25 cts., oz. $1.
The culture and uses of CoIIards are very much the same as
for cabbage and kale. They withstand the heat better and,
therefore, are quite largely grown in the southern states. Georgia
CoIIard is the most common variety, forming a loose rosette of
leaves which, when blanched, are very tender and of delicate
flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., V 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3.
210 CORN SALAD
Corn Salad is also known as Lamb's Lettuce, or Fetticus. It
makes a delicious salad and is very often used in place of lettuce
when it is not possible to procure that. Its flavor is very mild
and the quality is excellent. It is usually sown late in the autumn
in this latitude and the plants are covered over during the win-
ter. One ounce will sow 18 square feet; six pounds will sow one
acre. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., y 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
Used as Salads
In order to get the best results from Dandelion, it is best to
sow the seed in the spring, thin the plants to 12 inches apart, culti-
vate well during the first season and then mulch them slightly
over the winter. Early the following spring the plants will be
ready for use and as greens will be greatly improved if blanched.
This will also remove part of the bitter taste and will make the
leaves more tender. Even then Dandelion greens should be boiled
twice to remove the bitterness. The seed of Dandelion is all
imported, and there is some danger of shortage this season.
One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill.
340 French (common)
A strain which has been selected and improved so that in its
present form it is wonderfully true to type and is a decided
improvement over the old and more common strain. It is very
early and of strong vitality. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 85 cts., Vilb. $2.75,
342 Improved Thick-Leaved
A variety noted for its thick green leaves and dark green color.
It is compact in growth, forming an upright tuft in the center.
This varietv is in every way superior to the common French.
Pkt. 5 cts.,~ oz. 60 cts/, Vilb. $2.25, lb. $8.
EXTRA CURLED (Pepper Grass). Fine flavor; will cut
several times. Crop Jailed.
UPLAND CRESS. Perennial; grown same as spinach; flavor
resembling water cress. Pkt. 10c, oz. 25c, Vilb. 85c, lb. $3.
PriPiDI A\1T O ne ounce will produce
LUUrLrtn I about 1,000 plants
352 New York Improved Purple
This Eggplant will mature about one week later than the
earliest variety, and is, as the name indicates, a smooth deep purple
rather than black. The stem is smooth and free from thorns.
This has long been a standard among planters in the eastern
states, and where earliness is no consideration is not surpassed
by any other kind. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts., V 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
New York Improved Purple Eggplants
Endive is a splendid salad, particularly used during the fall
and winter months. It is also used for garnishing and flavoring
purposes. It can be grown early in the spring if it is so desired,
but it is usually planted in June, July, or August. Its habit of
growth is very similar to lettuce, although more room should be
left between the individual plants. In order properly to blanch
the hearts, the outer leaves should be tied with string.
One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill and produce about 3,000
360 Mammoth Green Curled
This variety forms a rosette 20 inches broad, not very full at
the heart but very finely cut and divided, which, with its dark
green color, makes a beautiful appearance. The center blanches
very readily to a beautiful golden white. It is very highly
esteemed by all classes of planters and is largely used for salad
purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., y 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
362 Giant Fringed, or Oyster
The beautiful, creamy white heart of this variety is, no
doubt, responsible for its popularity as a salad. It is
slightly larger than the Green Curled described above and
is preferred bv some planters. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.,
l/ 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
364 Broad-Leaved Batavian(Escarolle)
This variety forms a rosette of about 15 inches in diame-
ter. While the leaves are toothed at the edges and more or
less twisted, they are not finely cut as the two varieties
described above. Although this is not a self-blanching
variety it comes nearer to it than any other sort. It is
best, however, to tie this at the proper time in order to get
the best results. The inner leaves are particularly tender
and crisp and have a very agreeable flavor. This variety
is in larger demand than any other Endive under cultiva-
tion. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., y 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
" m Stokes' Seeds for Large Vegetable Growers
Mammoth Green Curled Endive
See page 18
KALE, or BORECOLE
The culture of Kale is very similar to cabbage, and it is thought
by some to be the original type of cabbage. It is more hardy,
however, and is very often sown in August and September and
covered during the winter. The flavor of Kale is improved by
frost if not too heavy.
370 Siberian, or Improved Long-Standing
A vigorous, spreading variety. Its color is light green. It is
also almost absolutely hardy and is in large demand by certain
classes of trade. The leaves are very large, with frilled edges.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., l/ 4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.
372 Dwarf Green Curled Scotch
A dwarf Kale with finely cut leaves, quite hardy and in general
use for winter greens. It is by far the most attractive Kale
under cultivation and this, no doubt, accounts for its large
demand in the northern markets during the winter, as it very
often takes the place of parsley. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Y^b.
60 cts., lb. $2.
This vegetable is in quite large demand in certain markets,
and has many points in its favor. It belongs distinctly to the
onion family. The leaves are flat and the stems cylindrical with
practically no bulb. In order to grow long, tender, white stalks,
it is advisable gradually to build up the earth as in celery. This
will insure a long stem which, of course, is the edible portion.
The plants should be thinned to 6 inches apart in the row and
spring planting is advisable.
390 Giant Italian (Carentan)
This, we believe, is the most desirable sort for home or market-
aiarden purposes. It very often attains a size of 3 inches in
diameter and will blanch to a pure white. The quality is mild
and tender and it is a good keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts.,
y 4 lb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50.
Giant Italian Leek
Kohlrabi belongs to the same class as cabbage and cauliflower,
but presents a marked variation from each. The edible part
of this turnip-shaped vegetable grows above the ground. It
must be used before it is too old in order to have it at its best.
Seed should be sown early in the spring, in rows 18 inches apart,
and later thinned to 6 inches apart in the row. The bulbs growing
on the surface of the ground should be cooked when about 2}4
inches in diameter. Plant in July for fall use.
375 White Vienna
This variety is in more general use than the Purple described
below. Its very light green color, no doubt, gives it a quicker
sale, and the fact that it is considerably earlier also is in its
favor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., l/ 4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.
377 Purple Vienna
than the one
color is a dark
purple — thus
its name. The
plant is taller
and the leaves
should be set
in the row
It is very
similar to the
except for this
d if f erence.
Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 25 cts.,
V 4 lb. 85 cts.,
White Vienna Kohlrabi
Stokes S £ ed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey
445 Green-Leaved Big Boston
STOCK OF A NEW BIG BOSTON WHICH IS
FREE FROM THE RED TINGE ON THE LEAF.
1917 RESULTS ALMOST WITHOUT PARALLEL.
For some time we have been making a strong
effort to procure a stock of Big Boston which was
absolutely free from any red tinge. We felt all along
that such a Lettuce would command a higher price
on the markets, and experience with this one has
proved it, for even in our most depressed markets
of this past season our Green-Leaved Big Boston
averaged 15 cents per box over any Big Boston
Lettuce offered. This, we feel, is as strong a test
as it could possibly have. Green-Leaved Big Boston
is about two weeks earlier than our S. S. Big
Boston. Its heads are large, uniform and of a
bright green color with positively none of the usual
red tinge. If you have been looking for a Big Boston
Lettuce which is a sure header and all green in
color, you cannot do better than fall back on this
magnificent new Lettuce. All the stock which we
offer has been thoroughly tested for purity and
found to be about 99 per cent true to type. Pkt.
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., V 4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.
440 S. S. Big Boston
THE STANDARD HEADING VARIETY
Big Boston is the most generally used Heading Lettuce in
this country. The selected type of the matured plant has very
compact, well-defined, broad, well-blanched heads with very
broad outside leaves, mostly smooth and having a light brownish
red border. Big Boston will mature in seventy-eight days from
the sowing of the seed. The heads will weigh approximately
one pound under normal conditions. The seed is white in color.
The quality of Big Boston is only fair and, therefore, is recom-
mended as a market-garden variety, although its reputation
carries it into a good many home-gardens. It succeeds especially
well in either spring or autumn but is not recommended as a
summer variety. It is a splendid shipper, sure header, reliable
and hardy. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
442 Bigger Big Boston
VALUABLE FOR EARLY SPRING OR LATE FALL PLANTING
Anyone desiring a Lettuce of the Big Boston type which is
slightly larger in its growth, but otherwise having the same
general characteristics, could do no better than plant Bigger
Big Boston. The past season's results of our market-garden
trade with this variety, which was introduced by Walter P.
Stokes three years ago, have been very gratifying. Bigger Big
Boston will mature in about the same time as Big Boston, and
has very much the same general appearance except for the size
of the head. It is especially advised for early spring or late
summer planting as it has a tendency to blast under midsummer
heat. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
444 May King
After a number of years without this variety, we have decided
to reinstate it as one of the sorts which should be in every com-
plete catalogue. We have made this decision very largely
because of the popularity of May King as a greenhouse and out-
door Lettuce. Its solid, round head makes it a splendid shipping
variety. It is hardy as well as very early and it is particularly
recommended for spring or fall planting. The leaves are light
green, which will be slightly tinged with brown under certain
climatic conditions. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., VAh. 35 cts., lb.
A Lettuce for which there are over fifty synonyms, among the
most common being Dreer's All Heart, Sensation and Black-
Seeded Tennis-Ball. Its high merit and adaptability to all pur-
poses is, no doubt, the reason for the very general renaming
this variety has received. It is decidedly a butter variety, strictly
cabbage-heading, large to medium in size, maturing in about
seventy days, and standing well before shooting to seed. The color
is light green, never spotted or brownish in any part; quality
excellent and highly recommended for both private and market-
gardens, being of a very sweet flavor, a sure and reliable header,
an excellent shipper and good seller. The 1917 results were most
satisfactory in every particular. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^lb.
35 cts., lb. $1.25.
458 Mammoth Salamander
A Lettuce similar in style and habit to the Salamander but the
matured head will average fully from 1 to 3 inches larger. Mam-
moth Black-Seeded Butter is a synonym for this variety. The
name "All Right" has also been given it. Both are descriptive.
One of the chief features of this Lettuce is its long-standing habit
after maturing, very often remaining in marketable condition
for fully two weeks, whereas the Salamander is liable to shoot
to seed in half that time. This is a very desirable Lettuce for
all purposes but particularly for fall sowing. It will stand
summer heat well, but is not suitable for forcing. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 10 cts., y 4 lh. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
465 All Seasons
A variety very similar to the Deacon type which we have
ceased to list, but being a little larger and later and generally
more satisfactory than that variety. The chief characteristic of
All Seasons is its adaptability to withstand intense summer
heat without burning or blasting. Experience has proved that it
is one of the most satisfactory Lettuces for this purpose. The
leaves are peculiarly smooth, thick and dull, and do not make
a very attractive appearance. It usually comes when there is
very little Head Lettuce on the market and, therefore, commands
a better price than it ordinarily would. It will mature in about
seventy-seven days, and will hold nearly three weeks before shoot-
ing to seed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
Stokes' Seeds for Large V egetable G rowbrs
^ Grand Rapids Lettuce
SELECT STOCK FOR GREENHOUSE FORCING
A Lettuce said to have been originated by Eugene
Davis, of Grand Rapids, after some fifteen years' selection
of Black-Seeded Simpson. This gentleman was also
responsible for the Davis Perfect Cucumber. It is not
recommended for latitudes south of Washington, D. C.
Grand Rapids will mature in sixty-nine days from plant-
ing, but quickly shoots to seed. The plant will form a
loose, rounded cluster of leaves, blistered and crumpled
and excessively bordered. The color is a very light green,
never spotted or brownish in any part. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
A strictly market-garden and forcing variety and wholly
unsuited for amateurs or outdoor planting. It was first
introduced among the greenhouse men of Boston and has
since gained wide recognition. To our knowledge it is the
earliest Lettuce in existence, maturing in fifty-eight days
from planting-time. After maturing, however, it must be
marketed at once, as it will shoot to seed very quickly. The
leaves are very crumpled and tender; heads uniform in size,
growing about 8 inches across, with apparently few outside
leaves, so that it can be planted to advantage under glass.
Its compact, waxy, light green leaves are of superb quality.
This strain is unexcelled by any on the market. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
Sometimes called the white-seeded Black-Seeded Simpson.
Except in the color of the seed the description is very similar to
that of Hanson. Their usefulness and value are similar, but for
some soils and conditions Morse is the better variety. It requires
eighty days for maturity, but the heads will hold for three weeks
before shooting to seed. Its leaves are bright green, beautifully
wrinkled and blanching at the heart. It is recommended for
home or market-gardens, and is one of the most easily grown
varieties in the entire list; it is, therefore, recommended for home-
garden purposes. It succeeds well during the summer when other
"^w — w Lettuce
sorts of a more delicate quality are a total failure. 1917 trials of
Morse have proved that our carried-over stocks are absolutely
true to type and all planters may sow this seed with perfect
confidence. A splendid all-round variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10
cts., l/ 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
The wonderful eating quality of this Lettuce is responsible for
its popularity. It is classed with the curled-leaf sorts; its color is
a beautiful light green with slightly reddish touches. Pkt. 5 cts.,
484 Black-Seeded Simpson
Classed as a curled-leaf variety; its color is a light green on the
outside, with heart almost white. As a variety for all purposes
Black-Seeded Simpson is almost without a peer, as it resists heat
and will remain a long time in condition after it is fully matured.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
S. S. Trianon Cos Lettuce
559 Black-Seeded Tennis-Bail
As a cool season or forcing variety Black-Seeded Tennis-Bail is strongly recommended. It
is one of the heading sorts and will prove very valuable if planted under the proper conditions.
It will not do as a hot-weather variety. Black-Seeded Tennis-Ball is preferred over White-
Seeded -Tennis-Ball or Boston Market in that it is considerably larger. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.,
i/ 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
Probably the most attractive of the standard crisp-headed Lettuces. It is very similar to
Morse and Black-Seeded Simpson, but is about a week later in maturing and will hold later in
proportion. It is wholly unsuited for wintering over or indoor growing, but in its place is one
of the best and most popular Lettuces of this country. Iceberg and New York are very similar
to it. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\h. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
495 S. S. Trianon Cos (Romaine)
Our 1917 trials have again proved that the Cos Lettuce which is grown for us in California
is highly satisfactory in every way. Market-gardeners' reports are equally encouraging. Tria-
non, or Paris White Cos, is a self-closing, extremely large, late variety, slow to shoot to seed.
The plant is compact, decidedly upright and the oval leaves are of a very dark green color. The
quality is very sweet but somewhat coarser in texture and more distinct in flavor than other
varieties of Lettuce. It will mature in eighty-two days. There is always a fair market for Cos
Lettuce, and more general use of Romaine should be encouraged. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb.
60 cts., lb. $2.
Stokes' Lettuce Seed has made a solid reputation with our trade for general uniformity to type
Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moore s town, N e w Jersey
One ounce will plant about 70 hills; 3 pounds will plant an acre
510 Netted Gem (Rocky Ford)
THE HIGHEST DEVELOPMENT OF THE STANDARD
The stock offered has been worked on for several years until
the netting on the outside is complete, the cross sectors having
been eliminated. This feature is greatly in its favor for long-dis-
tance shipping as it will stand up far better than melons with
deep-cut sectors running through them. The flesh is light green,
the seed-cavity small and the quality superb. Netted Gem
will resist disease and blight as well as any melon we know of, as
it has been bred with this end in view. In size it is a standard
crating melon, running either 45 or 36 to the standard crate.
For markets where a green-fleshed melon is most desirable and
for growers situated so that local markets do not figure, we would
advise the Netted Gem as the melon which is nearest per-
fection of any so far offered. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^b. 20
cts., lb. 60 cts.
512 Stokes' Sugar-Sweet (Early Knight)
THE MOST PROFITABLE MELON FOR NEARBY MARELET
Where attractive size and quality count for anything and
where crating is not necessary, we would advise everyone using
this melon in preference to any other. It is not only larger, but
slightly earlier than the Netted Gem, and usually brings
considerably better prices on the markets. It will average about
7 inches long. The flesh is a beautiful light green, with golden
lining next to the seed-cavity. The outside is fairly well netted
but the sectors are quite prominent. Without reserve we can say
that the Stokes' Sugar-Sweet is the best-flavored melon in ex-
istence. The seed is grown in New Jersey, and since its intro-
duction a few years ago it has become a favorite with a large
majority of our customers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., %lb. 45
cts., lb. $1.50.
Stokes' Sugar-Sweet Muskmelon
516 Jenny Lind, Early
A standard variety which has been listed by seedsmen for a
number of years and is particularly popular among New Jersey
growers, who have made big money on it from time to time.
Jenny Lind is a good-quality, small, flat melon. The fruits are
deeply ribbed; flesh green and exceedingly sweet. It ripens very-
early and, on account of its size, is very desirable as a table
melon. The vines are rather small but very vigorous and pro-
ductive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts.
575 Salmon-Fleshed Netted Gem
We offer this Muskmelon for the fourth season and are con-
fident that the results will be fully up to those of the past two
seasons. Under certain conditions the salmon tint is not very
pronounced. A few of our customers have complained of this
feature. We believe, however, that the selection offered is well
set by this time, but purchasers should buy it with this under-
standing. Careful selection has made this melon one of the most
uniform in size ever offered and one which is very strong to resist
disease. Its length will average around 4% inches and breadth
inches. It will mature about one week after the earliest
varieties, and is particularly advised for the large shipper.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.
583 Osage, or Miller's Cream
A melon particularly desirable for the markets of the Middle
West. It is also looked upon with favor by other markets where a
large melon finds a ready sale. Osage is nearly round, has a dark
green skin; flesh is thick and ripens clear to the rind and is of a
rich, deep salmon color. Vines bear profusely, setting fruit close
to the hill, and continuing to bear fine melons, uniform in size,
weighing about two pounds apiece. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.,
Vilb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts.
A melon which is in some demand more as a curiosity than as
a commercial variety. The flesh is salmon-color,
having a delightful aroma, and the flavor is even
stronger than that of the Osage. Pkt. 5 cts., oz.
10 cts., V 4 lh. 20 cts.
The Honey Dew Melon
A NEW INTRODUCTION. CAN BE GROWN SUC-
CESSFULLY BY AMATEUR GROWERS
Colorado has struck more gold. Seldom have we
had such keen enjoyment over the introduction of a
novelty as in this instance. Honey Dew is unique as
a vegetable introduction. It is a melon nearly the
size of a watermelon, having the general character-
istics of a muskmelon. Its flavor is absolutely
superb. We know of nothing which has ever tasted
sweeter and richer in the whole range of vegetables.
This is a broad statement, but we mean every
word of it. Any of our customers who had the
privilege of trying this melon on the fruit-stands this
past season will agree with us. (There were quite
a number offered on the city markets.)
Honey Dew is a melon about 12 inches long and
8 inches in diameter. The color of the outside is a
pale green and the inside is a richer green. The seeds
are yellow. It is grown very much as any musk-
melon. The nearest thing to it that we know of is
the Cassaba — a melon which never could have very
wide cultivation, because it could not be grown
above frost line. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %H>«
85 cts., lb. $3.
6oo Kleckley Sweets (Monte Cristo)
The Sweetest of all Watermelons
The handsomest and best-selling melon of the long, dark
green-skinned varieties. Kleckley Sweets has long been known
as the sweetest, finest-grained and best-flavored Watermelon.
It is ideal in shape, color, and quality. The rind is thin and
tough, and the melons average 18 to 20 inches in length by 12
to 14 inches in diameter. The flesh is a bright scarlet, crisp and
melting. For the home-garden and for nearby markets this
variety is unexcelled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi'b. 30 cts.,
605 Tom Watson
The Standard Shipping Melon
This melon is very similar in size, shape and general conforma-
tion to Kleckley Sweets. It is not quite so sugary and tender-
fleshed, but it makes a better shipping melon, and is the one that
is most largely used in the greatest Watermelon-growing sections
in this country. The melons will average twenty-five to thirty-
five pounds each, running remarkably uniform in size and
shape. The seeds are brown, edged with white. We do not
recommend this melon for family use, as Kleckley Sweets is a
much better quality of melon in every way, but for market
shipping it is unexcelled, and it always commands good prices.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts.
610 Paul's Earliest
The late Aaron Paul was an expert New Jersey melon-grower,
and this excellent melon is named for him. It is an extra-early
variety, exceptionally large, marked with regular stripes of light
and dark green. The flesh is bright red, sweet and tender to the
core. The seeds are black, and the vines are vigorous and enor-
mously productive. It is strongly recommended for northern lati-
tudes. It is ready for market by the middle of July from seed
planted early in May. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l A\h. 25 cts.,
lb. 80 cts.
615 Shaker Blue
A Good- Flavored, Large, Round Melon
Sometimes spoken of as Jumbo, frequently weighing 40 to
60 pounds. It is as large as the Triumph, but very much better
flavored and more handsome in appearance. The color is a rich,
dark green, making a very attractive appearance on the market.
The flesh is a brilliant red, having a heart of splendid quality, and
the seeds are white. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^b. 20 cts., lb.
618 Dark Icing
One of the very earliest melons under cultivation. It is nearly
round in shape, and has a very thin, dark green rind. The light
red flesh is tender and of delicious flavor. The seeds are white.
Dark Icing, like Shaker Blue, is not a particularly good shipper,
and should not be grown with that purpose in view. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 10 cts., Vilb- 20 cts., lb. 70 cts.
620 Kolb's Gem
A strictly market melon not recommended for home-garden
cultivation. Its shape is a thick oval with light and dark green
stripes running from end to end. Flesh is a bright red, but of
rather poor quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Y^b. 20 cts., lb.
612 Halbert Honey
A New and Very Sweet Watermelon
This melon, we believe, will soon make a very real place for
itself with our trade, owing to its almost unsurpassed flavor. It is
somewhat the shape of the Kleckley Sweets, but not quite so
long and a little thicker through. It is a very heavy bearer and
recommended for all purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi'b.
I 20 cts., lb. 70 cts.
rSi Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moorestown, New Jersey
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Yellow Globe Danvers Onion
640 South port Yellow Globe
A main-crop variety, growing to a uniform, deep globe-shaped
Onion, 3 to 5 inches in diameter. It has a rich golden yellow color
and the flesh of the bulb is mild and juicy. It is one of the most
largely grown varieties and can be depended upon in every way.
Its keeping qualities are quite superior and the bulbs make an
attractive appearance on the market. It is slightly larger and
more globular in form than Yellow Globe Danvers. This variety
is quite popular in many Onion sections and is one of our finest
strains. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45 cts., y 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
Round Yellow Danvers
The bulbs of this variety are flatter in shape than the Yellow
Globe Danvers. The skin is a light copperish yellow, covering
creamy white flesh which is mild and of excellent flavor. Uni-
formity of growth and strong, healthy plants characterize this
strain of Danvers. Where markets prefer a more flattened Onion
than the Yellow Globe Danvers this variety is especially recom-
mended. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., V 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $4.50.
642 Yellow Globe Danvers
No variety is used more extensively for the main crop than
Yellow Globe Danvers. It produces bulbs of medium size,
globe-shaped and more flattened than the Southport Yellow.
The flesh is creamy white, crisp, mild and of excellent flavor. It
produces an excellent crop from seed sown in the spring in the
open ground. The neck of our strain is very small, and the whole
appearance of this variety is very pleasing. The bulbs are quite
solid, making it an excellent shipping sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45
cts., V 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
Yellow Dutch, or Strasburg
The bulbs of this Onion are quite large and flat, and this is
the variety that is almost universally used for producing the
best-shaped yellow Onion sets. The skin is very light yellow
or straw-color; the flesh creamy white, mild and of excellent
quality. Ripens down quickly and keeps well. The stock we
offer is all superior in its uniformity of shape and evenness of
color, and is warranted to be true. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts.,
V 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
644 Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker
This is a very handsome Onion, growing almost perfectly globular in form, with thin skin of a bright straw-color. It grows to
an immense size directly from the seed, frequently measuring 12 to 18 inches in circumference, while under special cultivation speci-
men bulbs have been raised to weigh three to five pounds each. It makes an excellent Onion for fall and early winter use, but is not
so good a keeper for late winter as the Southport Yellow Globe, or Yellow Globe Danvers. Notwithstanding its large size, the skin is
fine and silky; the flesh is pure white, very crisp and delicate in flavor, rivaling, in many ways, that of the well-known and popular
Bermuda Onions. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45 cts., y 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
* Stores' Seeds for Large Vegetable G rqwers g^l
RED AIND WHITE ONIONS
Southport White Globe Onions
654 Southport White Globe
Southport White Globe produces large, globular bulbs from
seed the first year and is one of the standard varieties used. The
bulb is crystal-white, very finely shaped and has a firm, fine-
grained flesh. It is quite mild in flavor and is more attractive
than most varieties for table use. The globe is flattened at the
shoulder and slightly rounded at the base. It is one of the better
shippers and will keep longer than the Bermuda Onions. Pkt.
10 cts., oz. 50 cts., V 4 lb. $1.75, lb. $6.
656 White Silverskin, or Portugal
This variety is larger and more flattened in shape than the
Southport. It produces a bulb of medium size, mild flavor, and
with an especially clear white skin. It is quite popular among
growers of Onion sets, as it produces a very nice-sized, uniformly
shaped set. To preserve the pure white effect, care must be taken
not to expose the bulbs to the sun, and they should be covered
with soil. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., V 4 lb. $1.75, lb. $6.
ALL ONION SEED IS SHORT THIS YEAR. WE WOULD
ADVISE CAREFUL AND PROMPT PURCHASE
675 Southport Red Globe
This variety is a big favorite with planters who have a good
market for the red varieties. It produces globe-shaped bulbs,
medium to large in size, having a smooth, glossy skin, with a
small neck. The flesh is white, tinged with purple. Seed sown
in the spring produces very nice bulbs the first season. The ship-
ping qualities of this variety rank first in the entire list, and where
bulbs are to be stored it is a favorite tvpe. Pkt. 10 cts., oz.
45 cts., V 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
680 Large Red Wethersfield
The bulb of this well-known variety is very smooth and clear-
skinned. It is spherical in shape and mostly flattened at the
ends, being very similar in this respect to Yellow Globe Danvers.
It has an exceedingly fine neck, with long, slender, clear green-
colored tops. It is an early to midseason variety with excellent
keeping qualities. The flavor of this variety is stronger than any
of the others. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., y 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $4.50.
The Onion-set crop this year is again very short, and we cannot
guarantee the prices as quoted to hold throughout the season.
We will hold them in effect, however, as long as possible. We
quote the postpaid price by weight only instead of by measure.
One pound will plant a row of about 50 feet.
YELLOW GLOBE DANVERS SETS. Lb. 40 cts., postpaid;
pk. $1.25, not prepaid ; bus. $4. Write for quantity prices.
soo MUSTARD, Southern Giant Curled
For southern planting during the fall, winter and spring months, Mustard is in quite large demand. Northern markets seem to be
able to take care of large quantities of it. It is used either as a fresh salad or for garnishing. By successive plantings of the seed every
few weeks a continuous supply may be obtained. The Southern Giant Curled is the most important variety and is the true curled-leaf
sort, its leaves being light green in color and crumpled and frilled at the edges. This variety is rather spreading in its growth. For
northern use sow the seed as early in the spring as the ground will permit, and the plants will continue to yield until after frost if
they are kept cut. The stock offered here is the true curled sort and is highly recommended. One ounce will sow about 75 feet of drill
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.
630 OKRA, Perkins Long-Pod
This vegetable is becoming more popular each year and at this time is quite extensively grown in some sections. Especially is
this true in the South, where large areas are devoted exclusively to its cultivation. The pods are long and narrow. These fruit-pods
are used in soups, catsups and similar preparations. The glucose material in the wall of the seed-cells gives body to the soup.
Another very extensive use is in canning tomatoes and other vegetables. It may also be dried and canned separately for winter use.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts.
Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moore s town, New Jersey
Two pounds will plant 100 feet of drill ; 100 pounds
will plant an acre. Fifteen pounds are equal
to about one peck.
For the first time in a number of years we have to
report an almost total failure of crop from all of the
seed Pea-growing sections of the United States, includ-
ing everything from northern Michigan to the far
Northwest. Just how long our supply will last is rather
problematical. It will be a case of filling our orders
as far as possible, after which we shall have to return
money, for we do not anticipate having enough Peas
to go around this year, and the early buyer will be the
As to varieties, we are making very few changes,
with the exception of the Laxtonian, which we are
introducing to our trade for the first time. This is by
no means a new variety, as it has had a thorough try-
ing out in the past four or five years and has now secured
a permanent position amongst the standard varieties.
THE BEST EARLY COMMERCIAL VARIETY
Earliest of All is a synonym for this variety, and to
our knowledge it is the earliest Pea under cultivation.
The vines grow about 2J4 feet high, are of a light Alaska
green, with white veins, and under good growing con-
ditions will produce a tremendous crop of round, well- Extra-Early
filled pods about 2 Y% inches in length. The dry seed is bluish, round and slightly pitted. The
stock offered is, to our knowledge, as pure as any Alaska on the market. The crop can be taken off
at one picking, a feature which makes it one of the most popular varieties for canning. The
quality of this Pea is not desirable for the home table, for which purpose we would recommend
the Extra-Early as listed below. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.50, 100 lbs. $24.
THE MOST DESIRABLE
Under normal conditions this Pea will mature almost the same time as the Alaska. The Extra-Early was introduced by
N. B. Keeney & Son, Le Roy, N. Y., some years ago, and was the result of several years' work in selection. The vine of
this Pea is about 4 inches shorter, slightly darker and almost as prolific as the Alaska. The best feature of this Pea is its
superb flavor. We know of no equal to it in the entire list in this respect. The pods are about the same length but slightly
darker in color than the Alaska. Our stock is very uniform and can be depended on by all classes of trade. Pkt. 10 cts., lb.
25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $22.
754 Prolific Early Market
A Pea ripening about five days after the Extra-Early, the pods
being fully inch longer than that variety, and the crop will yield
fully 25 per cent heavier. The vines average about 2 l /2 feet, are dark,
in color and bear handsome, dark green, blunt-end pods about 3
inches in length. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $22.
Large-podded Alaska is a synonym for this variety. The vines
will grow about 3 feet in height, producing long, blunt-end pods of a
beautiful dark green, and very much the same size as Prolific Early
Market pods. Ameer is a very prolific variety and is in large demand
by our trade. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $22.
THE MOST PROFITABLE EXTRA-EARLY SOI
FOR COMMERCIAL USE
This Pea is a selection from the Gradus, but is not a desirable sort for the home-garden as the quality of the Peas themselves is inferior.
Its appearance, however, is fully as good as the celebrated Gradus described on the following page. Owing to the hard, round character
of the seed it can be planted fully as early as the Alaska described above. Its growing season is about equal to Gradus and Thos. Laxton,
but the fact that it can be sown about two weeks earlier will bring it to maturity just as early in proportion. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts.,
10 lbs. $2.50, 100 lbs. $24.
762 Thos. Laxton
ONE OF THE FINEST SORTS FOR HOME CONSUMPTION
The primary difference between Thos. Laxton and Gradus, as
described above, is in the size and shape of the pod. The Thos.
Laxton pod is very perceptibly smaller both in length and breadth
than the Gradus pod and is blunt at both ends. In season it usually
matures about four days later. The quality is equally good, and the
vines, etc., are about the same in appearance. Both sorts are regarded
as first-quality Peas and are highly recommended as either home-
garden or commercial varieties. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs.
$2.25, 100 lbs. $22.
765 Little Marvel (Dwarf)
A LARGE-PODDED, SHORT- VINED VARIETY, LITTLE
MARVEL STANDS AT THE HEAD OF ITS CLASS
In the short time since this Pea has been introduced it has very
largely taken the place of Little Gem, American Wonder, Nott's
Excelsior, etc. The vines will average about 15 inches in height, being
very heavily set with dark green pods, 3 inches in length, square at
the bottom and well filled with Peas of the very best quality. The
stock of Little Marvel which we are offering is of our own growth, and
we are confident that it will give splendid satisfaction for any purpose.
Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs., $2.25, 100 lbs. $22.
777 Laxtonian (Dwarf)
As a large early dwarf variety, Laxtonian has come in as a leader of its class, having very decided merit, and after at least five years' trial
has found a definite position amongst the standard varieties. The vine will grow about 1 H feet high, producing long pods with from seven
to ten Peas to the pod. It has been referred to as the Dwarf Gradus, but by many people is considered superior to Gradus. It has been a
big money-maker for the large planters, and its quality assures its popularity as a home-garden sort. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs.
$2.65, 100 lbs. $25.
AN EXTRA-EARLY WRINKLED PEA OF THE VERY FINEST QUALITY, MATURING SOME 10 TO 12 DAYS
AFTER PROLIFIC EARLY MARKET
The handsome, green, pointed pods are 4 to 4}^ inches long and nearly J 2 inch broad. They are produced on vines of a light green,
growing about 3 feet in height. The pods contain from five to eight Peas of the very finest quality, remaining tender and sweet for
several days. A large quantity of Gradus stock sold in the East last season was far from being true to type. The fact that we are
growing our entire stock of Gradus, together with the great majority of our other stocks, as our own private crops in the far North,
positively assures our trade against receiving anything which is not as represented. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.50, 100
770 Sutton's Excelsior (Dwarf)
AN OLD STANDARD MAIN-SEASON PEA
A dwarf, main-season Pea, maturing about the same time as
Little Marvel, and producing pods about 3 inches in length. This
variety is in large demand by commercial Pea-growers and to
those who understand its habit it has proved very valuable. A
great point to be considered is the fact that it must be marketed
immediately on attaining its full development, for otherwise the
pods will lose their rich green color and their sale will be very
much affected. Sutton's Excelsior will mature three or four days
later than the old Nott's Excelsior, a variety which we have dis-
carded, but we believe it will be more prolific and more satis-
factory in every way than the latter variety. Pkt. 10 cts., lb.
25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $22.
a 78o Telephone
A STANDARD, LONG-VINED, LATE VARIETY
The long, handsome pods of this variety very often attain a
length of 5 inches and contain from seven to nine Peas of the
very finest flavor. The vines will grow about 4% feet high and
we would advise brushing except in cases where large quantities
are grown, when other arrangements are usually made. The
stock of Telephone which we offer has been selected for dark
pods and is particularly recommended as a strain which will be
of value to the commercial grower. Telephone of late years has
lost favor to a certain extent because of the fact that its pods were
too light to find a ready sale on the market. We believe, however,
that we have eliminated this trouble to a great extent. Pkt.
10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 10C lbs. $22.
778 Long Island Mammoth
THE LATEST VARIETY ON THE ENTIRE LIST, AND VERY OFTEN CALLED TELEGRAPH
This Pea usually matures four or five days later than the Telephone and is very apt to come on the market after most of the other
varieties have gone. The long, deep-rooted vines of Long Island Mammoth have better drought-resistant qualities than any other
Pea in the entire list, and it is strongly recommended as a late variety for any and all purposes. When grown in a small way brushing
is desirable. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $22.
WHEN BUYING PEAS BY THE 100 LBS. ADD 35 CTS. EXTRA FOR TWO-BUSHEL SEAMLESS SACKS
j^ j Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moo restqwn »N ew Jersey
r> I I j\J ryi/ I IVI One pound will plant 200 to 300 hills;
1"^ ^/ 1 y | |^ ||i 4 to 6 pounds will plant an acre
sso Standard Pie, or Winter Luxury
The very, best-quality Pumpkin for pie purposes that we know of. The flesh is tender and has all the qualities which go toward making a
good variety for that purpose. The color is a beautiful, light golden yellow, finely netted on the outside. These Pumpkins will average from 12
to 14 inches in diameter and about 8 to 10 inches from top to bottom. They will grow comparatively uniform in size and shape, making a
beautiful sight in the field. This variety is recommended for either large or small plantings. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ViU 5 - 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
852 King of the Mammoths
They will very often grow from 2 to 3 feet in diameter, with a weight
of nearly 200 pounds. They are rounded in shape and flat at the top
and bottom. The skin is a light salmon-orange, very thick, and the
flesh is a bright yellow which is fine-grained-and very good quality for
pies but not, however, considered quite so satisfactory as the Stan-
dard Pie. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
858 Big Tom
Strictly a canning variety and not one which is advised for home
consumption, as its quality is not tender. It is a strong, vigorous
grower and very prolific, the fruits averaging 15 to 20 inches in diame-
ter. It is round-oval in shape and the skin is a reddish orange in color,
slightly ribbed. The flesh is a rich orange-yellow, very solid and fine-
grained. It is a very profitable sort for commercial purposes. Pkt.
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^b. 30 cts., lb. $1.
854 Cushaw, or Crookneck
A standard variety of Pumpkin, having a bright, shiny yellow
surface. The flesh is very solid, tender, fine-grained and of superb
flavor. It has a very small interior cavity. The Cushaw will average
about 2 feet in length and will vary somewhat in shape. The flesh
is very sweet and is excellent for pies. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., VAb.
40 cts., lb. $1.25.
860 Large Sweet Cheese
A variety particularly adapted to southern planting but not rec-
ommended for latitudes north of New Jersey. The fruits are large,
round and flattened in shape, having a cream-colored surface mot-
tled with green until fully ripe. The flesh is yellow, tender and of
superb quality. Large Sweet Cheese is an excellent keeper. Pkt.
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 141b. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts.
One ounce will sow 150 feet of row;
3 pounds will sow an acre
700 Market-Gardeners' Best
The best moss-curled Parsley in existence, the seed being all im-
ported and from sources which years of experience in the seed busi-
ness have shown to be the most reliable. The Stokes' strain is now
looked upon by gardeners in many different sections as being the
very best it is possible to obtain. It is a vigorous, compact-growing
variety, excellent for garnishing and flavoring. The leaves are finely
cut and so closely curled that they resemble bunches of moss. The
color is a uniform dark green, and very careful work has been done in
selecting out any single or plain-leaf "rogues." It is very hardy, and
withstands drought and cold. As a garnishing and flavoring Parsley
it has no equal. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 60 cts., lb. $2.
"letv rannnt be used for (rnrni<:hincr <-qti thp r»ne
This variety cannot be used for garnishing as can the one described
before. The root is the edible portion and resembles a small parsnip
both in color and shape. The flesh is white and in flavor similar to
celeriac. The foliage is similar to plain Parsley. The roots can be
dug late in the fall and buried in sand for winter use. It is very
desirable for flavoring soups, etc. Ou r strain of Hamburg Turnip-
rooted is in high favor among our market-garden customers, and any-
one planting it in the small garden will be highly pleased with the
result. Bear in mind, however, that it is not such a finely cut garnish-
ing Parsley as Market-Gardeners' Best. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.,
V 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
725 PARSNIP, Hollow Crown
The seed of our Hollow Crown is such that we can recommend it highly as being the very best, imported, which will produce very
even roots from one end of a row to the other, for it has been carefully selected for size and shape. In all such crops as Parsnip, carrot and
the Hamburg parsley, etc., great care should be exercised to have the ground loosened up to the depth of at least 18 inches if finest-shaped
roots are expected. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.
Stokes' Seeds for Large V egetable G r owers
The Pepper King and Ruby King
Chinese Giani Pepper
So long as we can remember, there has never been such a shortage of Pepper seed as we are up against right at this time. It is so
severe, in fact, that it is going to be necessary for us entirely to pass up the selling of Ruby Giant for the season. The only variety
we are offering in place of these is the Large Bell or Bull Nose hot Pepper, which is known to a great many of our trade, but which
has not been listed by us for some time. About the middle of September last, a magnificent twenty-acre field of Ruby King Pepper,
growing for us in Cumberland County, New Jersey, was entirely wiped out by a hail storm. Our supply, therefore, is very much cut
down and will probably not last out the season.
832 Chinese Giant
This is the Jumbo of the Pepper family. Our strain of Chinese
Giant has been very carefully selected for a series of years, and
will grow smooth and handsome, usually divided into four lobes,
indented at the blossom end. The flesh is thick and mild and a
beautiful dark green. It is the latest of all Peppers in maturing.
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 75 cts., V 4 lb. $2.50, lb. $9.
834 Ruby King
This is the most popular Pepper of its class, being a much more
desirable sort than the Bell, or Bull Nose. The plants grow about
2 feet high, and bear a fine crop of handsome scarlet fruits.
These grow 3 to 6 inches in length, about 3 inches through. The
flesh is quite thick, sweet and so mild that the Peppers may be
eaten from the hand like an apple. It is especially fine for man-
goes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts., V 4 lb. $2, lb. $7.
Large Bell, or Bull Mose (Hot)
>rp Q larnrp m a in.epn cnn \ir\i- Ppnnpr 1C npcirpn T a rcre>
Where a large main-season hot Pepper is desired, Large Bell,
or Bull Nose, will certainly find a place. In shape it is slightly
thicker through than Ruby King, but is much shorter. It will
turn red under about the same conditions. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45
cts., V 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
This is the earliest of the large, mild red Peppers and the most
productive of all. From seed started in February, plants set out
the latter part of May, the fruit may be picked the latter part of
June. The skin and flesh are bright red, of fine flavor, sweet, very
mild and tender. They carry well and keep in prime condition a
long time. For market-gardeners and pickling establishments, the
Neapolitan is particularly recommended. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45
cts., y 4 lb. $1.40, lb. $5.
838 Long Red Cayenne
This is a hot one, having a long, cylindrical, twisted and pointed pod about 4 inches long. Deep green when the Pepper is young
bright red when ripe; very strong and pungent flesh. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Vi'b. $1.25, lb. $4.50.
Stokes Seee> Farms C° mpany ' Moore stown,-New Jersey
One ounce of seed will sow 100 feet;
9 pounds will sow an acre
Damage by heat and insects to the California and Michigan
Radish, together with the European crop, which is almost a total
failure, is going to make it necessary for us to eliminate a few of the
varieties we have carried in the past. We have quite fair stocks of
the varieties listed below, but at the same time, they are not as
large as we should like to see them at the beginning of the season
and they may not hold out. The reputation we have held for some
time past for good Radish seed we believe will not be impaired by
anything we are offering this season. Germination is guaranteed
satisfactory and we have every reason for believing the types will
prove to be up to our former standard.
875 Scarlet Globe
White Box Radish
Probably in larger general use for all purposes than any other
Radish. Scarlet Globe is of a rich, bright scarlet; the shape is short
olive-shaped or short oval, and the top is small. Under favorable
conditions it will mature about five days after the Earliest Scarlet
Forcing, but under unfavorable conditions it will take at least
thirty days before maturing. Its maximum size before becoming
pithy is 1}4 inches long by % inch in diameter. As compared
with Scarlet Olive-Shaped it is shorter, slightly lighter in color
and about two days earlier in maturing. The interior of the root
is pure white, mild, crisp and fine-grained. Its season is rather
short and it must be pulled reasonably soon after maturity. Pkt.
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., y 4 \h. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
Scarlet Globe Radish
881 White Box
One of the most largely grown Radishes for outdoor cultivation.
The active demand for it is, no doubt, due entirely to its beautiful
ivory-white appearance and to the fact that it will probably remain
in condition longer after maturity than any other of the smaller
Radishes, for it will attain a size, under normal conditions, of 2^2
inches in diameter before becoming pithy. In shape White Box is
round or nearly globular. It will mature in about thirty-five days
from planting. The interior of the root is pure white, being pungent
in flavor but very firm and crisp. All of the seed offered has been
grown on our own farm; thus any undesirable specimens have been
eliminated. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
892 Earliest Scarlet Forcing
An olive -shaped Radish of a brilliant scarlet, maturing under
favorable conditions, in sixteen to twenty days. Its maximum size,
before becoming pithy, is 1J4 inches long by Y% inch in diameter.
This is the earliest Radish under cultivation. It must be pulled im-
mediately on attaining its full size, for otherwise it will become pithy
within a very few days. The flesh is white, crisp and of excellent
flavor. This variety is not advised except as a forcing sort. Pkt.
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., '/ 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
905 Long Scarlet
A long red Radish in large demand in certain markets. It is quite
similar to Long Scarlet White-Tip, although, when taken as a
whole it is not considered quite up to the latter variety in attractive-
ness or quality. It is a crisp, tender Radish, however, which will grow
quickly. Its season is not long for it must be pulled comparatively
early after maturity. The color is a deep red and when prepared for
the table it is altogether very attractive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.,
V 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50
903 Long Scarlet White-Tip
In our opinion one of the most attractive and desirable Radishes
for all outdoor purposes. The root grows about 4J4 inches long before
becoming pithy, is cylindrical in shape, smooth and uniform. In color
it is a brilliant scarlet through its entire length except for a small
white tip at the bottom of the root. It will mature, under favorable
conditions, in twenty-one to twenty-five days, its season being com-
paratively short. As compared with White Icicle it is five days
earlier in maturity, but correspondingly shorter in season. As
compared with Long Scarlet, a very similar variety, Long Scarlet
White-Tip is far more attractive, the former having no color contrast.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
900 White Icicle
A Radish in very general use for all purposes. It is a long, clear
white Radish, growing 5 to 6 inches in length before becoming pithy.
It will mature about five days later than the Scarlet Globe and ten
days earlier than the White Box. It will hold several days before
becoming pithy. The stock offered is reasonably uniform. The shape
tapers regularly from near the shoulder to the tip, holding its thick-
ness for nearly its full length, the thickest part being 1 inch from
the top. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.
877 Giant Crimson
Growers desiring a larger, later Scarlet Globe should carefully
consider the merits of Giant Crimson. It is a Radish nearly twice
as large as the former variety, maturing fully one week later. Its
shape is nearly round, color bright crimson, and it will hold longer
before becoming pithy, its maximum size in that stage being about
1 % inches long by 1 \± inches in diameter. It is slightly smaller than
White Box described on this page, but will mature five to ten days
ahead of that variety. Crop failed.
879 Sparkler White-Tip
One of the most attractive and desirable Radishes in our list. The
color is a very deep scarlet, with a distinct white tip covering about
one-third of the lower diameter of the root. It will mature, under
favorable conditions, in about twenty-eight days and will hold longer
before becoming pithy than some of the earlier Radishes described
before. Its maximum size before becoming over-ripe is about l 1 ^
inches in diameter. In shape it is nearly round and slightly flattened
on the under side. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
890 Scarlet Olive-Shaped
A variety similar to the Scarlet Globe except in shape of the
root, Scarlet Olive-Shaped being longer, as is suggested by its name.
Its maximum size before becoming pithy is 1 inches by % inch.
It will mature, under favorable conditions, in about twenty-five
days, but under unfavorable conditions, as is the case with most
Radishes, it will take about ten days longer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.,
V 4 lb. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts.
894 French Breakfast
An improved form of the old French Breakfast. An olive-shaped
Radish, deep scarlet in color except for a small white tip at the base
of the root. It will mature in about twenty-eight days, but its season
is shorter than the Sparkler White-Tip, which variety it resembles
except in its slightly darker color and its olive shape. It is a very
attractive Radish. Crop failed.
Stokes' Seeds for Large V egeta b le G rowbrs
914 White Strasburg
A large summer Radish desirable for late planting when other earlier and smaller varieties will not keep in condition. It will mature
in about forty days and remain in condition for a comparatively long time. Its maximum size before becoming pithy is at least 5 inches
in length and 1 Yi inches in diameter. The color is white, with a slightly green-ivory tinge. One-fifth of the
root usually grows above ground. Its shape is cylindrical; its quality is very fine and not surpassed by any
Radish of this class. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb., 35 cts., lb. $1.25.
910 Chartier, or Shepherd
A summer variety that is somewhat similar to the Long Scarlet White-Tip. As compared to that
variety it is lighter in color, being a dull pink for about two-thirds of its length, shading to a clear white
at the tip. It will, however, remain longer before turning pithy than the latter variety and for this reason
is more desirable for some purposes. For spring planting we do not consider it so desirable as the Long
Scarlet White-Tip. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., Ib. $1.25.
RADISHES FOR WINTER USE
The varieties listed below should be sown in August for the best results. If sown earlier than that, they are
likely to shoot to seed without attaining their full development. These Radishes are of distinctly two types —
the Chinese, which is of extra-large size but of extremely tender and sweet flesh, and the Spanish types which
are not so large but are of a very hard surface and splendid keepers throughout the entire winter.
920 White Chinese (Celestial)
White Chinese Radish
Probably the largest Radish, under cultivation, very often attaining a size of 12 inches in length. It is
round in shape, tapering to a small tap-root. The diameter of this Radish is about 6 inches when fully de-
veloped. It is desirable for table use at any period of its growth but its quality is better when not too large.
The flesh is pure white and comparatively mild in Havor notwithstanding its large size. White Chinese is de-
sirable for home or market-garden purposes and usually finds a ready demand. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vi lb.
45 cts., Ib. $1.50.
922 China Rose
For fall and winter use this variety is largely grown. The smooth skin is
of a bright rose-color. The flesh is white, solid and of a crisp, pungent quality.
The shape of the root is cylindrical, being smaller at the top than at the bottom,
and attaining a length of about 5 inches by 2 inches in diameter when fully
matured. It is desirable for either small or large plantings. Pkt. 5 cts., oz.
15 cts., >/ 4 lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
924 Round Scarlet China
"AH Seasons" is a synonym for this variety. It is quite similar to the China Rose, but has a slightly dif-
ferent shape and different habits of growing. It will mature in about six or seven weeks after sowing and is a
very good late sort, being an excellent keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
926 Half-Long Black Spanish
The roots of this variety are of a grayish black color on the surface, having a white interior flesh which
is very crisp and pungent. They will be about 5 inches long when matured and nearly 2 inches in diameter.
There is a large demand for this Radish in the markets and the fact that it can be brought on when competi-
tion is at low ebb makes it a splendid seller. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 45 cts., $1.50.
928 Round Black Spanish
This variety is very similar to the Half-Long except in shape, being nearly round, attaining a size of about
4 inches in diameter. The flesh is slightly coarser-grained than the variety described above, but is very crisp
and pungent, and it will mature slightly later than some of the Chinese types. The roots are not so mild, but
under favorable conditions will attain a larger size. For table use they should be pulled before they are fully
grown. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 lb. 45 cts., Ib. $1.50.
Half-Long Black Spanish
Rhubarb is proving to be a very profitable crop for a great many market-gardeners. So far as variety is concerned, we feel that this vege-
table comes under the same category as asparagus; for, as in asparagus, we believe it is entirely a matter of the strain used and not that of
the variety. Victoria is a very common name. We are, at present, growing at Windermoor both roots and seed, all of a specially selected
strain and we offer them with every confidence that they will bring the very best results either for outdoor planting or for winter forcing, in
which case roots should be frozen once or twice, either artificially in cold storage or under natural conditions and then placed in a damp cellar,
covering them with earth and watering frequently. For outdoor sowing Rhubarb should be sown in a shallow drill, one ounce of seed to 100
feet of row, and later thin to 10 to 12 inches in the row and keep well cultivated. Stalks should not be cut until the plants have had a full sea-
son's growth. The use of roots, however, will very often produce strong, better-yielding stalks than seed the following spring, for it is better
to allow stalks grown from seed an extra year of growth before cutting.
SEED. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. ROOTS. $1.25 per doz., $7.50 per 100, $60 per 1,000.
935 SALSIFY, Mammoth Sandwich Island
This plant is grown largely for winter market, meeting a ready sale, as it is highly esteemed for the fine flavor of the roots when prepared
for the table. They are served boiled as a vegetable, or may be sliced and fried. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75.
Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moo restown »N ew J ersey
Green Hubbard Winter Squash
Spinach will probably be more difficult to obtain than any other
seed this year, as we not only face a short crop in Holland but, what
seems to be far worse, the near impossibility of importation owing to
the feeling which has been stirred up against us in that country in
the matter of the embargo. We have a very short supply on hand of
Bloomsdale Savoy and Victoria Long-Standing. This we are offer-
ing in quantities not exceeding five pounds to one customer and will
offer it on such a basis while it lasts although we cannot expect it to
run very far into the season. Unfortunately Spinach is a crop which
has not been grown successfully in the United States on a large scale.
940 All Seasons
This variety is peculiarly adapted to warm weather. It is a beau-
tifully curled, dark green Spinach, very compact, with short stems,
spreading on the ground in a large rosette. The leaves are thick and
well crumpled, which adds very much to their attractiveness. It will
stand longer than any other variety without shooting to seed, and
for this reason makes the best summer Spinach we know of, although
it is perfectly hardy and can be used in the fall, if desired. For the
home-garden, AH Seasons is especially recommended, and its
splendid qualities can be attested by its universal use among our
large market-gardeners. Sold out.
955 Thick-Leaved Viroflay
The heavy, thick leaves are of excellent quality. The heads of this
variety are larger than any other we know of. We would advise
it for market purposes rather than the home-garden, although some
people prefer it on their table to any other. Sold out.
945 Bloomsdale Savoy
This is the very best variety we know of for fall sowing. It has thick,
large leaves, finely curled and crumpled, producing magnificent
heads of excellent quality. We believe it is one of the most profitable
crops when grown on a large scale. We have encouraged many
of our customers to go into it heavily, with almost invariably good
results. Bloomsdale Savoy is a great barrel-filler and is excellent
for shipping. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., V 4 Ib. 60 cts., lb. $2.
950 Victoria Long-Standing
This is another hot-weather sort, and resembles very much the
All Seasons, which was selected from it. The Long-Standing is a
straight-leaved Spinach, sometimes called "Dog-Ear." It is, never-
theless, one of the very best varieties for hot-weather use, and a
large number of our customers still hold to it. As a home-garden
Spinach we believe it is equal to the AH Seasons in every respect,
as its quality is just as good. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 60 cts.,
Spinach see d is an uncertain quantity this season.
are subject to sudden change
White Bush Squash
One ounce will plant 20 to 40 hills ; 4 to 6 pounds an acre
975 Green Hubbard
This is the well-known winter Squash, grown largely through-
out the country. The vines are of strong, running growth. Fruits
large, olive-shaped, with dark green skin and very rich flesh, fine-
grained, tender and particularly good for culinary purposes. An excel-
lent keeper of splendid quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb.
40 cts., lb. $1.25.
977 Boston Marrow
A bright orange, oval-shaped Squash of superior quality for pies
and canning. The flesh is tender, fine-grained and of excellent flavor.
The vines are very strong and productive. Our best-known and most
popular Squash. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1.
979 Golden Hubbard
This variety is quite similar to the true Hubbard, except that its
color is a brilliant golden orange, making it one of the most attractive
Squashes on the entire list. It will also prove to be a good keeper.
By far the most attractive variety at the National Vegetable Show.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50.
980 Warted Hubbard
This is similar to the well-known Green Hubbard, but the large,
olive-green fruits are more heavily warted. The flesh is of extra-
good flavor and very fine-grained. Very handsome in appearance
and an excellent keeper of splendid quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.,
Vilb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25.
960 White Bush
The standard summer sort for cooking. The plants are of true
bush growth, producing fruits ready for use very early in the sum-
mer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts.
965 Mammoth White Bush
Very similar to the White Bush above, but is a little later in
maturing and is almost twice as big, frequently attaining a size of
12 to 14 inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 25 cts.,
Ib. 80 cts.
Oblong, 12 inches or more in length by 5 inches in diameter,
and the skin is mottled dark green and yellow. It is a great favorite
with the Italians. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts.
970 Yellow Summer Crookneck
This is an early-fruiting variety. The Squashes are rich golden
yellow, thickly warted, and of the popular Crookneck type. They
grow to large size, 15 to 18 inches in length. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.
Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts.
Stokes' Seeds for Large V egeta ble Growers
™ Stokes' Bonny Best Tomato
1908 -10th ANNIVERSARY — 1 91 8
America's Most Profitable Tomato
Ten successive and successful years for Stokes' Bonny Best Tomato and the demand still on the increase!
Such is the record for this most magnificent and profitable variety, which was named and introduced by the late
Walter P. Stokes, ten years ago. A ten-ton-
per-acre crop was grown on Windermoor
Farm this past season, which has been con-
sidered a splendid record in view of the fact
that all of the New Jersey Tomato crop was
very light indeed.
Stokes' Bonny Best is for all practical
purposes as early as the Earliana, setting
from twenty to fifty nearly globe-shaped
fruits for every hill. Its color is an intense
glowing scarlet, ripening to the stem without
crack or black spot. As a general-season
Tomato, we know of no other which can
equal Bonny Best either for home or com-
mercial use. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts. V^b.
$1.50, lb. $5.
As has been our custom in the past, we
have made a special selection from our
Bonny Best crop for seed for forcing pur-
poses. This stock is the result of individual-
hill selection by our Tomato expert. The
requirements for this selection, before ac-
ceptance, are size, tonnage, uniformity ot
ripening, resistance to disease, and color.
Our Special-Stock Bonny Best for Forcing
is recommended to every Tomato-grower in the United
States. We not only recommend it ourselves but know
that it is being recommended by hundreds of greenhouse
men who have tried it and who have had success with it.
Pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1, y 4 lb. $3.25, lb. $12.
Messrs. Blake & Thomas, of Wichita, Kansas,
wrote us as follows:
Gentlemen: We are using your Special-Stock Bonny Best
Tomato for forcing inside and nave had very good results this
season, the plants averaging $1 each. We shall want some seed for
setting the fall crop after a little, so thought we had better put in
an order. Wish you would write and let us know at once if you
have any of this special stock. Please reserve us }ilb. of the seed
and we will send check for it at once.
Stokes' Bonny Best Tomatoes (reduced one-third)
Earliana, the Earliest Tomato under cultivation
Johnson & Stokes' Earliana Tomato
INTRODUCED BY THE OLD FIRM OF JOHNSON & STOKES SOME TWENTY YEARS AGO, AND NOW LISTED BY NEARLY EVERY
SEEDSMAN IN THE UNITED STATES
We take an especial pride in trie Earliana, for we have felt that we had a reputation to hold up concerning it, as our predecessors
w-ere directly responsible for its naming and introduction back in the nineties. There are very few Tomato-growers who do not know
the Earliana, and regardless of all its weaknesses, which are due entirely to its earliness, it is the most largely grown early Tomato
the country over. The great difficulty of selecting for extremely early specimens usually brings trouble of some sort, either in small
specimens or in inferior quality. Although the Earliana is liable to crack around the stem and is, perhaps, not so good-flavored as
the Bonny Best, it, nevertheless, has proved to be one of the very best money-makers on the farm. The ideal selection which we are
working for is a large, smooth, extremely early type not subject to cracking or spotting, and taken from the most prolific vines. Not
all of the Earliana Tomato seed which is offered at the present time is stock which will grow a profitable crop. Planters should exer-
cise extreme care not to allow their stock to deteriorate from year to year. The introduction of new, well-bred seed at least every
three years is the duty of every Tomato-grower. As compared to Bonny Best, Earliana will ripen a portion of its crop four or five
days ahead of the Bonny Best." Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., ^lb. $1.25, lb. $4.
1020 Greater Baltimore
A variety somewhat similar to Stone and constantly growing
in favor among all classes of our trade. It is an excellent main-
crop market variety. It is very firm and solid and will prove to
be a good shipper. It will mature some two weeks after Earliana.
The fruits are produced in large clusters at each joint; when ripe
they are of a beautiful brilliant red and practically without core.
The seed offered has been grown on our Windermoor Farm and
has proved to be of the very truest type obtainable. Pkt. 5
cts., oz. 40 cts., V^lb. $1.25, lb. $4.
1022 Stone (Red Rock)
Perhaps the standard main-crop Tomato for all purposes. It is
quite similar to Greater Baltimore but differs in some respects.
The fruits are solid, nearly round but slightly flattened, have a
very small seed-cavity and are exceptionally uniform in size.
Stone is very prolific and has proved a tremendous money-
maker the country over. As a slicing variety it is unsurpassed.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., l/ 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3:
A variety particularly recommended for short market ship-
ments, as it is not quite so solid as the Stone described in first
column. Matchless is a vigorous grower, producing fruits of a
rich cardinal color, free from core and of superb flavor. Match-
less is particularly recommended for the home-garden, and it has
a reputation for retaining the size of its fruits late in the season.
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., V 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3.
Growers desiring the largest Tomato possible should plant
Enormous, for it is well named. The fruits are, perhaps, the
largest of any Tomato under cultivation and although not par-
ticularly solid it will stand a fair amount of handling, but long-
distance shipping is not recommended for this variety. Its
color is a rich, deep red, and the quality excellent. A profitable
"near-by" market sort. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., V^b. $1.50,
1025 Dwarf Stone
A bright scarlet variety. One of* the largest-fruited of all dwarf Tomatoes. The fruits will average 4 inches in diameter and IVi
inches in depth. They are produced on very stocky tree-like vines which are capable of bearing a heavy crop of Tomatoes without the
necessity of trellising the crop. Pkt. 5 cts'., oz. 25 cts., V^lb. 85 cts., lb. $3.
Stokes' Seeds for TjArge V eget able Growers
PINK or PURPLE TOMATOES
1030 Stokes' Standard Globe
A SHIPPING TOMATO WIDELY USED BY SOUTHERN PLANTERS
An extra-early Tomato distinctly of the globe type. Its color is a beautiful and uniform
purple-pink and its quality is superb. As a slicing Tomato we know of no superior. Stokes'
Standard Globe is one of the very best shipping sorts that we know of, for it may be picked
when green and hard and by the time it is put on sale three or four days later it will be in beauti-
ful condition. Our strain of Globe will average 144 to the crate which is the standard carrier.
The vines are exceptionally strong and vigorous and have been selected for blight resistance.
All the seed saved is from selected fruit. We cannot recommend this
Tomato too highly either for southern shipments or for northern green-
house work. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., y 4 \b. 75 cts., !b. $2.50.
Home-garden planters have found S. S. Globe to serve their needs admirably well.
Don't pass it up again if you have never tried it
1031 Livingston's Beauty
A Tomato in large demand where a pink or purple of standard size is
desired. It is a standard main-season sort which will produce large ton-
nage to the acre under proper conditions. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., V4W3.
85 cts., lb. $3.
1032 June Pink
THE EARLIANA OF THE PURPLE VARIETIES
June Pink is an extra-early Tomato resembling in appearance and habit of growth the
Earliana in almost every particular except in its color. It is an enormously productive sort
and develops good-sized fruits throughout the season. Its color is a bright, attractive pink,
and under conditions where earliness comes above everything else, we could not advise a
better variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V 4 lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50.
A POPULAR SLICING VARIETY S. S. Globe Tomato
A main-season purple Tomato, bearing very large fruits ripening close up to the stem throughout the entire crop. The vigorous
and strong-growing vines are not subject to blight or rust. Ponderosa is particularly in demand in many eastern and southern markets.
It is unexcelled for cooking or slicing and is recommended for either commercial or home-garden purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts.,
i/ 4 lb. $1.50, lb. $5.
1040 Yellow Plum
The fruits average 1J^ inches in length and % inch in diameter. They are of a bright lemon-yellow and of excellent flavor.
This is the most desirable sort for pickling. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vi'b. 65 cts., lb. $2.50.
1041 Yellow Pear
Similar to Red Pear, except
that it is yellow. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 25 cts., V 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3.
1044 Red Plum
Similar to Yellow Plum, ex-
cept that it is red. Pkt. 5 cts.,
oz. 25 cts., V 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3.
1045 Red Pear
The fruit is a bright red, of
true pear-shape and of rich
flavor. We prefer the Red Pear
to the Red Plum, which is
sometimes sold under this name.
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 141b.
65 cts., lb. $2.50.
1046 Red Cherry
Very small fruits about one-
half inch in diameter and of a
bright scarlet color. Used for
pickling. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25
cts., l/ 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3.
gg£j Stokes Seed Farms Co mpa ny, Mqo rest o wn ^N ew J ersey
The cultivation of Turnips is much more important to the average farmer than many realize, as they may be planted after several
other crops, or sown at the last cultivation of various crops, maturing in time for fall and winter feeding with scarcely any extra
expense. Many farmers could well adopt a system of crop rotation which would allow a limited area to be sown to this crop. Tur-
nips mature in from six to eight weeks, permitting seed to be sown in July and August, and maturing before the severe frosts
set in. Many sheepmen make a practice of raising quite a few acres of Turnips for a green winter feed which is very appetizing
to their flocks. Such a practice is carried out extensively in England and elsewhere, where large flocks are kept over the winter.
Turnips, however, are used not only by the sheepmen, but they make a very desirable and palatable winter feed for all other classes of
live stock. If farmers do not already make a practice of growing Turnips or Rutabagas to feed during the winter, we would strongly
advise them to include one of these crops in next year's operations. We feel sure they will be amply repaid for any little extra expense
and time put in with this crop.
Culture. — Like most root crops, the Turnip does best on a sandy soil, but may be sown on practically all types of land. If an
early crop is desired, the seed should be sown as early as the ground can be prepared, or if a late fall crop is desired, sow the seed in
July or August. For market use, seed should be sown in drills 12 to 14 inches apart, or 24 to 30 inches if horse cultivation is practised.
A common mistake with Turnips is to sow the seed too thickly, making unnecessary expense in thinning. For the early crop plants
should be 23^ to 3 inches apart, or if the large late varieties are planted, 4 to 5 inches between the plants will give the roots plenty
of room for their development. Cover the seeds from Yi to % of an inch deep. When broadcasting is practised for the late crop,
seed should be planted at the rate of about 2 pounds to the acre, covering it with a rake or fine-toothed cultivator.
To the near failure of the European Turnip crop may be ascribed the prevailing high prices, as there is very little stock on hand
in the United States. For this reason it is necessary for us entirely to
eliminate three old standard varieties which we have been carrying, viz.,
Purple Top Milan, Yellow or Amber Globe, and Long Cowhorn. We hope
to have these back in their proper places another year.
1050 Purple Top White Globe
This variety is very often spoken of as the Red Top White Globe and is
probably in larger demand than any other Turnip. It is used for either
table or stock purposes, but should be pulled accordingly. It will be about
ten days later in maturing than the Purple Top Milan but grows to a larger
size and has a more attractive shape, the top half being a beautiful reddish
purple and the part under ground a pure ivory-white. It is a very highly
recommended strain. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75.
1051 Early Purple Top Flat
Also known as Early Red Top Flat. An early flat Turnip of the very
finest quality, and slightly larger but in many respects very similar to the
Purple Top Milan. The roots should be prepared for the table when not
larger than 23^ inches in diameter, but for stock purposes they may be
grown considerably larger. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^b. 50 cts., Ib. $1.75.
Ptcrple Top White Globe Turnip
1054 Purple Top Yellow Aberdeen
A standard variety for both table use and stock feeding. The
attractive yellow surface of this variety is crowned with a beau-
tiful deep purple. It is one of the later-maturing sorts. Pkt. 5
cts., oz. 15 cts., y 4 lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75.
1056 Pomeranian White Globe
A standard variety in demand in certain sections in the
United States. Color pure white for stock or table use. Pop-
ular in the southern sections. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vi'b.
50 cts., lb. $1.75.
The "Swede" or "Russian Turnips" require a long season in which to grow. The seed, in the latitude of Philadelphia, should be
sown by the middle of July. The flesh is very solid, of rich flavor, and the Rutabagas keep in fine condition through the winter if
buried in the ground below frost. They furnish a valuable, clean food for cattle during the winter months. The foliage is distinct
from that of the early Turnips, having long, deeply lobed leaves and smooth surface.
1070 Yellow Rutabaga (Imported Seed)
An excellent strain, and the variety usually sold in this country. It is imported from France and will produce excellent
results of somewhat the same character of Turnip as the Purple Top Globe previously described. The seed is of high germination,
and, for general purposes, will give a splendid account of itself. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V4 ,b - 50 cts -> ,b - $1-75.
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Tomatoes 33 _ 35
How to Order by Mail
THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION OF SEEDS, except in packages, is not included in the prices as quoted in this market-
growers' edition, the purchaser paying all freight and express charges upon receipt. If customers wish their orders delivered by parcel
post, the amount of additional postage must be included in the order. Parcel-post rates are fixed according to the distance. By referring
to the zone map on this page, together with the parcel-post rates as given, customers can readily know the amount to add to the order for
transportation charges. Sweet corn weighs about 1 Vfc pounds to the quart, and beans and peas will average about 2 pounds to the quart.
Remit what you estimate is correct for postage, if shipment is to go by parcel post, and we shall advise you after shipment is made if
there is a difference of over five cents. If in doubt as to postage, advise with your postmaster, telling him Moorestown is in unit 819.
11 1 12
26-27 28-29 30-31
! 34-35 36-37 38^39
18 19 20
22 23 24
ZONES 1 & 2
Lbs. 1 2
4 5 6
11 12 13 14
19 20 21
27 28 29
Post 05 06
08 09 10
15 16 17 18
23 24 25
31 32 33
> 36 :
ZONE 3, 300 Miles
ZONE 4, 600 Miles
ZONE 5, 1,000 Miles
ZONE 6, 1,400 Miles
ZONE 7, 1,800 Miles
ZONE 8, Over 1,800 Miles
W./AT V ^BALTIMORE
WE PAY THE WAR TAX ON ALL SHIPMENTS
Jan ~e teta
STOKES SEEDS -1918
for LARGE VEGETABLE GROWERS
THE VARIETAL CONFERENCE AT WINDERMOOR FARM
STANDARDIZATION of the variety names of vegetables was the purpose and accom-
plishment of a four clays' meeting of agricultural college men and practical vegetable
growers. This conference was held in our seedhouse office. To quote Professor Durst,
of Purdue University, whose report of the conference appeared in the Market Growers' Journal:
"At this conference each of the important vegetables was taken up and discussed. The list of
varieties was gone over with the object of determining which were of commercial importance.
The form of the name, as well as the matter of synonyms, was duly considered. As a result, a
list was made in each case, which, in the minds of those present, included only important and
distinct varieties of a given vegetable, and these in the approved form of name. Mr. Stokes
made no attempt whatever, so far as I could see, to enforce his own ideas on the conference. I
fully believe the conference was held in a serious effort to ascertain the desire of the commer-
cial growers, so that they can, in future, be given the best service possible. The step is a long
one in the right direction, and, no doubt, great good would result for both seedsmen and
growers if more seedhouses could see fit to adopt the same procedure."
Stokes Seed farms Co.-mgorestown, n. J.